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STUDY SHOWS CAROTID STENTING IMPROVES MEMORY AND THINKING ABILITY IN PATIENTS CLASSIFIED AS 'ASYMPTOMATIC'

April 3, 2006
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Patients classified as "asymptomatic" and "symptomatic" both had statistically significant improvement in brain function after being treated with carotid artery stenting, a non-surgical procedure used to prevent stroke by opening the narrowed artery that supplies blood to the brain.

CNW Group (http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2006/31/c1017.html)