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There have been several clinical trials pertaining to carotid endarterectomy in the last two decades. These studies have provided long-awaited information regarding the risks and benefits of surgery for carotid stenosis. This paper outlines the key results for patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic stenosis. A scheme for the identification of patients likely to benefit from surgery, and persistent areas of controversy and uncertainty, are reviewed.


Journal article


Curr Atheroscler Rep

Publication Date





115 - 119


Carotid Stenosis, Endarterectomy, Carotid, Humans, Patient Selection, Risk