Safety of stenting and endarterectomy for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2018; 55: 614-624.

Published: 17th September 2018

Authors: Cui L, Han Y, Zhang S, Liu X, Zhang J


There were five studies that included 3901 procedures. The risks of major stroke, death, ipsilateral stroke and MI were similar, but the risk of any stroke was lower after surgery: odds ratio 0.53, 95 per cent confidence interval 0.29 to 0.96. The difference was due to a higher rate of minor periprocedural strokes during stenting.

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