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[LCID Study Number: 2013-036]

STAMCAR: A Prospective EC-IC Bypass Registry

This is a prospective registry to evaluate the efficacy of EC-IC bypass in patients with carotid occlusion and symptoms refractory to medical therapy and evidence for poor cerebrovascular reserve. These patients include those that are hospitalized with crescendo or postual TIA’s and patients with multiple TIA’s, limb-shaking TIA’s, and/or cognitive decline despite medical therapy. The primary objective is to collect prospective data on cerebral revascularization via STA to MCA bypass for symptomatic carotid occlusion patients to determine if the procedure can be performed with less than 8% major peri-operative complication benchmark. Secondarily, the study seeks to determine if cerebral revascularization via STA to MCA bypass will improve cerebral hemodynamics, cognitive function, and quality of life in a defined subgroup of symptomatic carotid occlusion patients over a 2 year period.

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