October 6, 2011

New Trial Proposed for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis


Citing vastly improved management of carotid stenosis, the principal investigator of the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial has called for yet another trial, this one to clarify risks and benefits of surgery vs. aggressive medical management to prevent stroke in asymptomatic patients.  Every contemporary intervention to prevent strokes – endarterectomy, carotid stenting, and aggressive medical management of risk factors – is becoming safer and more efficacious, said Dr. Thomas G. Brott of the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla., at the opening symposium of the annual meeting of the American Neurological Association.

Internal Medicine News, Betsy Bates, 10/6/11

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