TITLE

Immediate surgery reduced long-term risk for nonperioperative stroke in severe asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis

AUTHOR(S)
Ammar, Tamer; Uchino, Ken
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;2/21/2011, Vol. 154 Issue 2, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study by researcher A. Halliday and his colleagues at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England, which observed whether immediate carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is better than deferred CEA for long-term outcomes in patients with severe, asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. The study, which was published in a 2010 issue of the journal "Lancet," found that immediate endarterectomy reduced long-term risk for nonperioperative stroke.
ACCESSION #
64279613

 

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