What are the AHA/ASA guidelines on stroke prevention in women with h asymptomatic carotid stenos?

Updated: Jan 10, 2016
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The AHA/ASA guidelines provide the following additional recommendation for the prevention of stroke in women [12] :

  • For women with asymptomatic carotid stenosis: Screen for other treatable risk factors for stroke, and institute lifestyle changes and medical therapies as appropriate (class I); prophylactic carotid endarterectomy (CEA) can be useful in highly selected patients (class IIa)

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