Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: How to Treat?

May 25, 2016
Bobby Lazzara, MD

In this Medical News Minute, Dr Bobby Lazzara examines carotid-artery stenting vs. carotid endarterectomy to treat asymptomatic carotid stenosis.

In this Medical News Minute, developed exclusively for Neurology Times, Dr. Bobby Lazzara examines the results of the Asymptomatic Carotid Trial (ACT I), published in New England Journal of Medicine regarding stent vs surgery for treatment of asymptomatic carotid stenosis. In an accompanying commentary, Dr. Maulik Shah stated, “…concerns remain given potential higher rates of periprocedural complications in carotid artery stenting…”