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Lower rates of intervention for symptomatic carotid stenosis in women than in men reflect differences in disease incidence: a population-based study.

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although there is little sex difference in the age-specific incidence of transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke, substantially more men than women undergo endarterectomy/stenting for symptomatic carotid stenosis. Sexism in referral for investigation or intervention has been proposed as an explanation; however, a lower incidence of carotid disease in women or reluctance to undergo intervention might also be responsible. METHODS: We determined the sex-specific incid...

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Marquardt, L More by this author
Fairhead, JF More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
Journal:
Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation
Volume:
41
Issue:
1
Pages:
16-20
Publication date:
2010-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1524-4628
ISSN:
0039-2499
URN:
uuid:7b226db2-58b4-474d-8f67-ab494626add4
Source identifiers:
118999
Local pid:
pubs:118999

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