[Carotid endarterectomy for prevention of stroke: comparison of surgical and conservative therapy].

Abstract

The incidence of TIA, stroke and death among 689 patients with a narrowing of the internal carotid artery exceeding 50% was investigated in a follow-up study. Patients were assigned according to their initial status to one of the following groups: asymptomatic, transient ischemic attacks (TIA) and minor stroke. Patients subjected to carotid endarterectomy… (More)

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