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Carotid stenting or surgical carotid endarterectomy to prevent strokes?
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PMID:  20936923     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Stroke has a high incidence and is associated with a dramatic degree of morbidity and mortality. Carotid stenosis is responsible for approximately 20% of strokes in all patient populations, and is especially prevalent in elderly patients. Therapies to decrease the risk of stroke are urgently warranted. The first established therapy was surgical endarterectomy. Over the last few years, however, carotid artery stenting has evolved as a less invasive approach. Hitherto, the paper under evaluation (the North American Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stenting Trial [CREST]) is the largest and most important study comparing these two treatment modalities. The study demonstrates comparable effectiveness for carotid stenting and carotid artertectomy to reduce the risk for future strokes.
Pascal Meier
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Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of cardiovascular therapy     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1744-8344     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-12     Completed Date:  2011-01-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101182328     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1379-81     Citation Subset:  -    
University of Michigan Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.
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N Engl J Med. 2010 Jul 1;363(1):11-23   [PMID:  20505173 ]

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