Journal article

Carotid endarterectomy for asymptomatic carotid stenosis.

BR Chambers, RX You, GA Donnan

Cochrane Database Syst Rev | Published : 2000

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Whilst carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is of proven benefit in recently symptomatic patients with severe carotid stenosis, the role of carotid endarterectomy in preventing stroke in patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis remains uncertain. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review therefore was to determine the effects of CEA for patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Stroke Group Trials Register (June 1998), Medline (1966-Mar 1998), Current Contents (1995-Jan 1997), and reference lists of relevant articles. We contacted researchers in the field to identify additional published and unpublished studies. SELECTION CRITERIA: All compl..

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