To assess the risks and benefits of carotid endarterectomy in patients with recently symptomatic carotid stenosis.
- Endarterectomy, carotid (CEA)Procedure/Surgery
Intervention Desc: Surgical therapy to remove atherosclerotic plaque in narrowed carotid arteries.
Multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of 3024 patients at 97 centers.
1811 were patients randomized to surgery, 1213 control (surgery avoided as long as possible).
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Major stroke or death over mean follow-up period of 6.1 years.|