Which asymptomatic patients should have carotid endarterectomy?

  title={Which asymptomatic patients should have carotid endarterectomy?},
  author={Joseph R. Schneider},
  journal={Seminars in vascular surgery},
  volume={11 1},
Carotid endarterectomy for asymptomatic very-high-grade stenosis has been shown to be of clear benefit when compared with best medical treatment in recent prospective randomized studies. However, the benefit of carotid endarterectomy in these trials has been less than most vascular surgeons predicted based on prior nonrandomized studies. Furthermore… CONTINUE READING