Letters

Avoidable factors in stroke

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6929.657b (Published 05 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:657
  1. G F Mead,
  2. P A O'Neill,
  3. C N McCollum
  1. Department of Surgery, University of Manchester, University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester M20 8LR.

    EDITOR, - Mr Adiseshiah has pointed out the role of carotid endarterectomy in symptomatic patients with >70% stenosis of the ipsilateral internal carotid artery.1 The annual incidence of transient ischaemic attacks has been estimated to be 0.4/1000. Of the patients affected, between 5000 and 10000 would be suitable for carotid endarterectomy each year, which would reduce the …

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