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Surgery for carotid artery stenosis: Patients with critical stenoses should be admitted to stroke prevention units

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 02 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1344
  1. Chris Imray (, consultant vascular surgeon,
  2. Kyle Pattinson, clinical lecturer in anaesthesia
  1. Coventry and Warwickshire County Vascular Unit, Coventry CV2 2DX
  2. John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU

    EDITOR—While shopping in Florida, a man found a booth offering carotid duplex scans for a modest fee. He had a family history of cerebrovascular disease, so he decided to be scanned for peace of mind. Unfortunately, a critical internal carotid stenosis was found.

    He returned to his hotel somewhat perturbed, only to be …

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