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    Stroke Risk and Carotid Endarterectomy

    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 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.
    • Meschia JF, et al. (2014). Guidelines for the primary prevention of stroke: A statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke, published online October 28, 2014. DOI: 10.1161/STR.0000000000000046. Accessed October 29, 2014.

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

    Current as ofAugust 17, 2015

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