Intervention versus Aggressive Medical Therapy for Cognition in Severe Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis.


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Asymptomatic carotid stenosis of ≥70% increases the incidence of microembolism and/or chronic hypoperfusion, which may consequently impair neurocognition and brain connections. We sought controlled evidence for any cognitive benefit of aggressive medical therapy and combined carotid revascularization. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients… (More)


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