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American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: Surgery, Stenting to Open Blocked Neck Arteries Similar in Safety, Efficacy, But Show Differences in Stroke, Heart Attack and Death Rates at Certain Ages
Date:2/26/2010

Advances in technology in opening clogged carotid arteries have occurred since the procedures began.

"For the present, stenting offers a reasonable alternative to carotid artery surgery," Brott said.  "For younger patients, carotid stenting appears to be a very useful tool."

Co-authors include: Gary S. Roubin, M.D., Ph.D.; George Howard, Dr. Ph.; William Brooks, M.D.; Ariane Mackey, M.D.; L. Nelson Hopkins, M.D.; Alice J. Sheffet, Ph.D.; Virginia J. Howard, Ph.D.; Jenifer H. Voeks, Ph.D.; James F. Meschia, M.D.; Brajesh K. Lal, M.D.; Donald E. Cutlip, M.D.; and Wesley S. Moore, M.D.  Author disclosures are on the abstract.

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