Lowering Long-Term Risk of Stroke

Stenting and surgery are equally effective at lowering the long-term risk of stroke from a narrowed carotid artery, according to results of CREST, a 10-year, federally funded clinical trial led by researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida. The results are being published today online in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles. Dr. Thomas Brott provides this update on the CREST trial.