BACKGROUND: Randomized trials of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for both symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid stenosis have demonstrated that benefit is decreased in women, due partly to a high operative risk, which is independent of age. However, it is uncertain whether these trial-based observations are generalisable to routine clinical practice. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of all publications reporting data on the association between age and/or sex and procedural risk of stroke...Expand abstract
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A systematic review of the associations between age and sex and the operative risks of carotid endarterectomy.
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