Carotid Endarterectomy for Carotid Stenosis – The NASCET Trial | BTK/RAS-ACS Journal Club #15


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 ( and Cerebrovascular Disease ( for more information!

Presented by: Madhuri Nagaraj, MD, UT Southwestern

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