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Surgery for carotid artery stenosis: Author's reply

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 02 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1344
  1. James F Toole (, director
  1. Stroke Research Center, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1068, USA

    EDITOR—I am pleased that my editorial has evoked responses about the looming epidemic of stroke, often the result of carotid artery disease. We hope that all risk factors will be reduced by careful attention to good health habits including diet, smoking, blood pressure control, etc, and in selected cases, platelet anti-aggregants and statins.1 For patients who, despite control of risk factors, …

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