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 Z. Mehta and Peter M. Rothwell},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={65},
  pages={371 - 375}
}
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… 

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