Letters Carotid artery stenosis

Patients should have access to all treatments

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1467 (Published 16 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1467
  1. Trevor J Cleveland, consultant vascular radiologist,
  2. Peter A Gaines, consultant vascular radiologist,
  3. Graham S Venables, consultant neurologist
  1. 1Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield
  1. trevor.cleveland{at}sth.nhs.uk

    The two BMJ articles1 2 are interesting given the current drive to improve stroke services in the UK,3 although the review offers little new information.2 4 The editorial fell into the trap of considering carotid endarterectomy and stenting as competitive procedures.1 While many patients are suitable for both procedures, a large proportion are at higher risk for …

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