In Preventing Stroke, Surgery Beats Stents

When the arteries that supply blood to the brain become narrowed by the build-up of the waxy substance called plaque, skyrocketing the risk for stroke, surgery is the best and safest way to treat the problem, according to European stroke researchers. They studied more than 1,700 patients who were developing symptoms such as "swishing in the ears" or vision problems caused by a condition called carotid artery stenosis. They treated half of the patients with a surgery called endarterectomy, and...Full Story
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