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Evidence based cardiology: Prevention of ischaemic stroke

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:626

Some values in the table in this article by Henry J M Barnett et al (5 June, pp 1539-43) were incorrect, due to an editorial error The corrected version is given below. The revised values are those from the North American symptomatic carotid endarterectomy trial (NASCET).

Number needed to treat by endarterectomy to prevent one stroke in 2 years in patients with carotid stenosis

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