Is your procedure really necessary?

Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 09.22.04Dalrymple discusses a trial that sought to establish whether endarterectomy or stenting was a better treatment for narrowing of the carotid artery.

The results showed that there was no statistically significant difference in the outcomes. 11.8 per cent of the stented group had any one (or more) of the end points against 9.9 per cent of those who had had endarterectomy. 6.9 per cent of the stented group had had strokes while 5.6 per cent of the endarterectomy had had strokes. The authors conclude that there is nothing to choose between the two types of treatment.

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