Randomized trial of stent versus surgery for asymptomatic carotid stenosis. N Engl J Med 2016; 374: 1011-1020.

Published: 22nd June 2016

Authors: Rosenfield K, Matsumura JS, Chaturvedi S, Riles T, Ansel GM, Metzger C et al.


The trial was stopped early after 1453 patients were randomized due to slow enrolment. The risk of stroke/death or myocardial infarction within 30 days, and ipsilateral stroke within one year was 3.8 per cent with stenting and 3.4 per cent with surgery (P=0.01 for non-inferiority).

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