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Model predicts who benefits from carotid endarterectomy

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 26 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1719
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    A risk modelling study has been developed to identify which patients stand to benefit most from carotid endarterectomy.

    Evidence from large trials on the use of carotid surgery has previously shown that most patients who undergo carotid endarterectomy to reduce their risk of stroke have the operation unnecessarily. Although the procedure lowers the risk of stroke by 50%in …

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