Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Most of the strokes that occur within the first few years after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke in patients with carotid stenosis are ischemic and occur in the territory of the symptomatic artery. All patients with recently symptomatic carotid stenosis require treatment to reduce their risk of stroke and other vascular events. Medical treatment has been discussed in the preceding chapters. This chapter will concentrate on the selection of patients for carotid surgery based on data from relevant randomized controlled trials and based on the risk of stroke on medical treatment alone.

Original publication





Book title

Carotid Artery Stenosis: Current and Emerging Treatments

Publication Date



207 - 228