Stroke Risk and Carotid Endarterectomy

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Topic Overview

Please answer the following questions:

Risk of stroke with or without carotid endarterectomy
How much carotid stenosis do you have? Have you had symptoms (TIA or mild stroke)?

70% or more

Yes

No

60–69%

Yes

No

50–59%

Yes

No

Less than 50%

Yes

No

Don't know

Yes

No

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References

Other Works Consulted

  • Kernan WN, et al. (2014). Guidelines for the prevention of stroke in patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack: A guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke, 45(7): 2160–2236. DOI: 10.1161/STR.0000000000000024. Accessed July 22, 2014.

Credits

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology

Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015