Stenting of Neck Arteries Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors

Evidence review comparing stent placement to procedure called endarterectomy found mixed results

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These high-risk patients have been studied in another clinical trial, and have been found to have fewer complications with stenting than with endarterectomy, he said. "The picture, therefore, is not clear-cut and the decision for management in every case of carotid artery narrowing needs to be individualized," Libman said.

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