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Prediction and prevention of stroke in patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis: the high-risk period and the high-risk patient.

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Carotid bifurcation stenosis is an important cause of ischaemic stroke, particularly in patients with recent transient ischaemic attack or minor stroke. Large randomised trials of endarterectomy have shown that surgery reduces the risk of stroke in patients with > or =50% recently symptomatic carotid stenosis, but more recent research has shown that the effectiveness of surgery is highly dependent on timing and on patient selection. Early surgery has been shown to be essential to reduce th...

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10.1016/j.ejvs.2007.11.006

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
Journal:
European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery
Volume:
35
Issue:
3
Pages:
255-263
Publication date:
2008-03-05
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EISSN:
1532-2165
ISSN:
1078-5884
URN:
uuid:36929775-e4e9-4a36-bdde-216759100ad6
Source identifiers:
119213
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pubs:119213

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