Carotid endarterectomy for asymptomatic carotid stenosis.

  title={Carotid endarterectomy for asymptomatic carotid stenosis.},
  author={Robert W. Hobson and J Towne},
  volume={20 5},
We announce the completion of acquisition of patients for a prospective randomized clinical trial designed to determine the role of carotid endarterectomy in the treatment of patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis. We also respond to a previous editorial concerning this trial. This on-going multicenter trial (Cooperative Studies Protocol #167, Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: Etiological Importance in Development of Stroke) has been conducted in 10 Veterans Administration Medical Centers… CONTINUE READING