Stenting and carotid endarterectomy 'on a par' for long-term stroke risk

UK-led randomised controlled trial determines the procedural and five-year risks of stroke.

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Cardiologists who cannot decide whether a patient with asymptomatic severe carotid artery stenosis should be given a stent or undergo endarterectomy can be reassured both will be similarly protective against stroke, according to the results of a randomised trial.

Results of the UK-led ACST-2 trial were announced at the ESC