Endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis in relation to clinical subgroups and timing of surgery

@article{Rothwell2004EndarterectomyFS,
  title={Endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis in relation to clinical subgroups and timing of surgery},
  author={Peter M. Rothwell and Michael Eliasziw and Sergei A. Gutnikov and Cp Warlow and for the Carotid Endarterectomy Trialists Collaboration},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2004},
  volume={363},
  pages={915-924}
}
BACKGROUND Carotid endarterectomy reduces the risk of stroke in patients with recently symptomatic stenosis. Benefit depends on the degree of stenosis, and we aimed to see whether it might also depend on other clinical and angiographic characteristics, and on the timing of surgery. METHODS We analysed pooled data from the European Carotid Surgery Trial and North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial. The risk of ipsilateral ischaemic stroke for patients on medical treatment, the… CONTINUE READING
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