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High risk of repeat stroke in patients with symptomatic carotid web

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JAMA Neurology
Reuters Health - 11/05/2021 - A new study confirms the high risk of recurrent stroke in patients with a symptomatic carotid web, suggesting that medical management alone may not provide adequate protection, researchers say. "The 2-year recurrent stroke risk was 17%, which is much higher than would be expected (normally 1-2% per year after stroke)," Dr. Jonathan Coutinho of Amsterdam University Medical Center, in the Netherlands, told Reuters Health by email. "The high recurrence rate we observed in patients with a symptomatic web is worrisome," Dr. Coutinho said. A carotid web is a shelf-like fibrous band along the posterior wall of the internal carotid artery bulb and an "underrecognized cause of young stroke," he and his colleagues note in JAMA Neurology. Several studies have suggested that patients with a symptomatic carotid web are at high risk of recurrent stroke, but the true recurrent stroke risk remains unclear. To investigate, the researchers ...


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