Surgery for carotid artery stenosis: Patients with critical stenoses should be admitted to stroke prevention unitsBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7478.1344 (Published 02 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1344
- Chris Imray (firstname.lastname@example.org), consultant vascular surgeon,
- Kyle Pattinson, clinical lecturer in anaesthesia
- Coventry and Warwickshire County Vascular Unit, Coventry CV2 2DX
- John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU
EDITOR—While shopping in Florida, a man found a booth offering carotid duplex scans for a modest fee. He had a family history of cerebrovascular disease, so he decided to be scanned for peace of mind. Unfortunately, a critical internal carotid stenosis was found.
He returned to his hotel somewhat perturbed, only to be …