To stent or not to stent?

The advancing age of our population brings forward a raft of vascular problems, and carotid artery stenosis is no exception. Carotid endarterectomy and stenting remain the two most common treatment options, and this article in NEJM compares the two.
In general, the rate of events (as a composite) were similar between the two groups. That said, there were more strokes in the stented group, and more myocardial infarcts in the endarterectomy group. 


Make up your mind here




10.1056/NEJMoa0912321

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