CREST-2 - Clinical Trial
What is the Purpose of this Study?
Who Can Participate in the Study?
- Adults 35 years and up
- Have carotid artery disease
- No symptoms like stroke, heart attack, hemorrhage (bleeding)
What is Involved?
If you choose to join this study, you will:
- Meet with your doctor to decide if carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid artery stenting (CAS) is best for you
- If CEA is chosen you will be randomized (like flipping a coin) to group 1 or group 2
-- Group 1 will get intensive medical management and CEA surgery
-- Group 2 will get intensive medical management only