Carotid Endarterectomy vs. Medical Therapy in Patients with Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis
Multiple randomized clinical trials have demonstrated that carotid endarterectomy is beneficial in patients who have symptomatic carotid stenosis, and currently, that is the recommendation for such patients. However, in the intervening years, advances in medical therapy, as well as significant improvement in the management of blood pressure, diabetes, diet, and exercise, have been shown to reduce stroke rate. Therefore, it is currently controversial whether carotid endarterectomy is still beneficial in asymptomatic patients with carotid artery stenosis compared to current medical management.
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