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    Carotid artery disease often does not cause symptoms and the first sign of the condition may be a stroke or transient ischemic attack.

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    Carotid artery disease often does not cause symptoms and the first sign of the condition may be a stroke or transient ischemic attack.

    Carotid artery stenosis causes up to 10% of all ischemic strokes. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) was introduced as a treatment to reduce the incidence of stroke in the early 1950s. More recently, carotid artery stenting (CAS) has emerged as an alternative, minimally invasive process.

    The choice of CEA or CAS is dependent on the individual patient. However, the use of CAS for revascularisation in high-risk patients has significantly increased in recent years.

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