27 July 2010

Stroke Prevention Treatment Varies Widely Across U.S.

Choice of surgery, stenting or drugs to open neck artery may depend on where you live, study finds

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There are three common treatments for the condition: an artery-scraping surgery called endarterectomy; the placement of a stent to keep the artery open; or the use of cholesterol and antihypertensive medications to help lower stroke risk.


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