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.

Credits

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Ethan A. Halm, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine
Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology

Current as ofDecember 6, 2017