Carotid endarterectomy is a surgery where plaque build-up is removed from the inside of the carotid artery. How bad does the build-up (stenosis) need to be before it’s worth doing this big surgery? The NASCET trial is a classic study that tells us the answer.
Don’t forget to check out the TWIS topics: Carotid Endarterectomy (https://surgicalcore.org/modulecontent.aspx?id=150413) and Cerebrovascular Disease (https://surgicalcore.org/modulecontent.aspx?id=149545) for more information!
Presented by: Madhuri Nagaraj, MD, UT Southwestern
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