Population-based study of delays in carotid imaging and surgery and the risk of recurrent stroke.

@article{Fairhead2005PopulationbasedSO,
  title={Population-based study of delays in carotid imaging and surgery and the risk of recurrent stroke.},
  author={Jack F. Fairhead and Ziyah Mehta and Peter M. Rothwell},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={371-5}
}
BACKGROUND Benefit from carotid endarterectomy is greatest when performed within 2 weeks of a presenting TIA or stroke and decreases rapidly thereafter. OBJECTIVE To determine the delays to carotid imaging and endarterectomy in Oxfordshire, UK, and the consequences for the effectiveness of stroke prevention. METHODS All patients undergoing carotid imaging for ischemic retinal or cerebral TIA or stroke were identified in two populations: the population of Oxfordshire, UK (n = 680,772), from… CONTINUE READING