Avoidable factors in strokeBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6929.657b (Published 05 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:657
- G F Mead,
- P A O'Neill,
- C N McCollum
- Department of Surgery, University of Manchester, University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester M20 8LR.
EDITOR, - Mr Adiseshiah has pointed out the role of carotid endarterectomy in symptomatic patients with >70% stenosis of the ipsilateral internal carotid artery.1 The annual incidence of transient ischaemic attacks has been estimated to be 0.4/1000. Of the patients affected, between 5000 and 10000 would be suitable for carotid endarterectomy each year, which would reduce the …