Study Finds Stents Effective in Preventing Strokes

From the New York Times,  By RONI CARYN RABIN Surgery on blocked neck arteries has long been considered the best procedure for preventing a stroke. Now a large North American study has found that a less invasive approach may be just as safe and effective, but other researchers are not so sure. The findings, released Friday at a medical meeting in San Antonio, have the potential to make the less invasive procedure — inserting a small tube called a stent in the carotid artery — a more appealing option for many patients. Continue reading