Treatment of Carotid Artery Stenosis: Surgery, Stenting, or a Statin?

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Abstract

Synopsis:

In high-risk patients with significant carotid artery stenosis, carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting appear equivalent both for efficacy and adverse events.

Source:

Gurm HS, et al; SAPPHIRE Investigators. Long-term results of carotid stenting versus endarterectomy in high-risk patients. N Engl J Med 2008;358:1572-1579.

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