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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2015 December;56(6):837-44

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Recruiting RCTs comparing CAS, CEA and best medical treatment for asymptomatic carotid stenosis

De Borst G. J.

Department of Vascular Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands


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The present paper summarizes the similarities and differences between recent and ongoing randomized controlled trials on optimal treatment of patients with severe but asymptomatic carotid stenosis. Protocol details will be discussed as well as needs for outcome and especially differentiation between patients with a low versus high risk for future events.

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