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Asymptomatic Carotid Surgery Trial-2 (ACST-2): Rationale for a randomised clinical trial comparing carotid endarterectomy with carotid artery stenting in patients with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis.

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Objectives

To compare carotid endarterectomy with carotid artery stenting in the prevention of stroke in patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis.

Design

A large, simple, pragmatic international trial of at least 5000 patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis in whom intervention is thought to be needed but where there is substantial uncertainty about the appropriate choice of treatment. The trial is designed to fit in easily with normal clinical practice.

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
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10.1016/j.ejvs.2009.05.010

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Rudarakanchana, N More by this author
Dialynas, M More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
European Society for Vascular Surgery More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Journal website
Volume:
38
Issue:
2
Pages:
239-242
Publication date:
2009-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1532-2165
ISSN:
1078-5884
URN:
uuid:349d4577-8fdf-42e9-b612-13dc2b488f95
Source identifiers:
309115
Local pid:
pubs:309115

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