Stroke prevention: have surgical procedures lost their edge in carotid stenosis?

The magnitude of benefit from early carotid endarterectomy (CAE) treatment in patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis has waned over the last two decades, new research suggests. As a consequence, initial medical therapy may now be a more acceptable treatment strategy for patient management, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology. A US study comparing ...

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