To determine whether anastomosis of the superficial temporal artery to the middle cerebral artery decreases the rate of stroke and stroke-related death among patients with symptomatic disease of the internal carotid and middle cerebral arteries.
- STA-MCA bypass Procedure/Surgery
Intervention Desc: Surgical anastamosis between superficial temporal artery and middle cerebral artery.
International, multicenter, randomized trial of 1377 patients.
714 patients were randomly assigned to the best medical care and 663 to the same regimen with the addition of bypass surgery joining the superficial temporal artery and the middle cerebral artery.
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Fatal or nonfatal stroke during mean follow-up period of 55.8 months.|