Fewer patients undergoing stroke prevention surgery for wrong reasons

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Stroke prevention

A new study has found a drop in the number of patients undergoing the most commonly used stroke prevention surgery, carotid endarterectomy, for inappropriate reasons. Researchers are crediting the drop to highly publicized randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that clarified the appropriate use of the surgery. The researchers' findings are published in the January 16, 2007, issue of Neurology

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