Carotid endarterectomy

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An operation to remove atheroma from the internal carotid artery which in selected patients reduces the risk of ischaemic stroke. The procedure itself carries a risk of stroke.

Symptomatic Disease

Indications: TIA/Stroke.

Asymptomatic Stenosis

  • MRC Asymptomatic Carotid Surgery Trial (ACST)[5]
  • See also Cochrane review.[6]

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