The influence of female gender on the outcome of carotid endarterectomy: a challenge to the ACAS findings.

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BACKGROUND In the Asymptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Study (ACAS) the perioperative stroke and mortality rate was more than twice as high in women as in men, markedly reducing the long-term benefit of the operation; therefore the role of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) among women with asymptomatic carotid stenoses remains unclear. The current study was… (More)

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@article{Sternbach2000TheIO, title={The influence of female gender on the outcome of carotid endarterectomy: a challenge to the ACAS findings.}, author={Yarron Sternbach and Bruce A. Perler}, journal={Surgery}, year={2000}, volume={127 3}, pages={272-5} }