Early Warning and Optimization Strategy in Carotid Endarterectomy

Active, not recruiting

Phase 4 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Carotid artery stenosis detectable by duplex ultrasound, and no previous procedure done on it, which might well need procedural treatment now with CEA or CAS.
- Already started any appropriate medical treatment (eg, statin, aspirin etc), and already recovered from any necessary coronary procedures (eg, CABG)
- Patient seems fit and willing for follow-up in person (at 1 month) and by annual letter (for at least 5 years)
- Some type of angiography (eg, MRA or CTA) has already been done that has shown that CEA .

Exclusion Criteria

- Small likelihood of worthwhile benefit (eg, very low risk of stroke because stenosis is very minor, or major co-morbidity or life-threatening disease, such as advanced cancer)