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Surgery best to prevent strokes, say US researchers

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6959.898a (Published 08 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:898
  1. J Roberts

    Researchers in the US announced at a press conference last week that they had stopped a trial that tested carotid endarterectomy against medical treatments in patients without any symptoms. Last Friday officials at the National Institutes of Health announced that a large multicentre trial had been stopped two years early because they had found that surgery reduced the relative risk of stroke by …

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