Letters Stroke and endarterectomy

Pathway for transient ischaemic attacks

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4299 (Published 10 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4299
  1. Anthony Rudd, consultant physician in stroke; chair, RCP Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party1,
  2. Geoff Cloud, consultant physician in stroke; associate director, sentinel stroke audit; member, BASP clinical standards committee2
  1. 1St Thomas’ Hospital, London SE1 7EH
  2. 2St George’s Hospital, London SW17 0RE
  1. frank.soodeen{at}rcplondon.ac.uk

    The results of the UK audit of vascular surgical services and carotid endarterectomy must be seen in context.1 The audit describes the care of a small subset of patients with transient ischaemic attack in the NHS—namely, those with identified symptomatic carotid stenosis. Of these, only patients with symptoms related to high grade carotid stenosis …

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