Too many people who are free of symptoms associated with stroke are undergoing surgery to clear carotid arteries, or are having stents inserted, than is justified by available evidence, experts say.
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death among Americans, and a much larger contributor to chronic disability and health care costs than this ranking suggests. There’s no question that preventing strokes is important. But a big question is how best to do so and in whom.
Via Seth Bilazarian, MD