Table 2:

Frequency of thromboembolic complications by treatment category

Treatment CategorySymptomatic Thromboembolic Complication
Postprocedure TIA (≤24 h)Postprocedure Ischemic Stroke (≤24 h)TIA Between 1 and 60 DaysIschemic Stroke Between 1 and 60 Days
Antiplatelet therapy (before and after)103*1
Antiplatelet therapy (after only)0020
No drugs21§02§
  • Note:—TIA indicates transient ischemic attack.

  • * One each at 3, 39, and 60 days postprocedure.

  • At 50 days postprocedure.

  • One each at 34 and 38 days postprocedure.

  • § One patient suffered 2 ischemic strokes, 1 within 24 hours and 1 at 6 days postprocedure.