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Stent vs endarterectomy

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Thomas G Brott, Robert W Hobson, George Howard, Gary S Roubin, Wayne M Clark, William Brooks, Ariane Mackey, Michael D Hill, Pierre P Leimgruber, Alice J Sheffet, Virginia J Howard, Wesley S Moore, Jenifer H Voeks, L Nelson Hopkins, Donald E Cutlip, David J Cohen, Jeffrey J Popma, Robert D Ferguson, Stanley N Cohen, Joseph L Blackshear, Frank L Silver, J P Mohr, Brajesh K Lal, James F Meschia
BACKGROUND: Carotid-artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy are both options for treating carotid-artery stenosis, an important cause of stroke. METHODS: We randomly assigned patients with symptomatic or asymptomatic carotid stenosis to undergo carotid-artery stenting or carotid endarterectomy. The primary composite end point was stroke, myocardial infarction, or death from any cause during the periprocedural period or any ipsilateral stroke within 4 years after randomization...
July 1, 2010: New England Journal of Medicine
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