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Rate of carotid endarterectomy in Wessex might already be higher than necessary

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7180.399b (Published 06 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:399
  1. Jeremy M T Perkins, Higher specialist trainee (9DUjmtperkins@yahoo.com),
  2. Jack Collin, Consultant vascular surgeon
  1. Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe, Oxford OX3

    EDITOR—The epidemiological study from the Wessex region concludes that there is still an unmet need for carotid endarterectomy, particularly in elderly and female patients.1 Central to the authors' argument is a claimed 20% prevalence of severe (70-99%) carotid stenosis in patients with carotid territory transient ischaemic attacks and a …

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