Stroke Quality and Safety

Carotid Procedures

Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid stent (CAS) are procedures to remove a blockage in the blood vessels leading to your brain. The graph below shows how many patients had each type of procedure at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in 2020.

 

Mortality rate

Mortality rate is the statistical measure of the number of people who die.

In 2020, the mortality and stroke rate for asymptomatic carotid procedures was 0 percent.

IV Alteplase Treatment

IV alteplase is a medication used to treat eligible ischemic stroke patients. The graph below compares the treatment of patients at UI Hospitals & Clinics with patients at other Comprehensive Stroke Centers (CSC).