Should people with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis undergo endarterectomy for primary stroke prevention?

Gladstone, David J.; Sahlas, Demetrios J.
September 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/28/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 7, p726
Academic Journal
Discusses a study on the prevention of disabling and fatal strokes by carotid endarterectomy (CE) in patients with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis without neurological symptoms. Background information on CE; Design of the randomized clinical trial conducted; Risk of stroke within 30 days of CE; Practice implications.


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