Cognitive performance following endarterectomy in asymptomatic severe carotid stenosis

J. Aharon-Peretz, R. Tomer, I. Gabrieli, D. Aharonov, S. Nitecki, A. Hoffman

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Cognition and the effects of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) were evaluated in 22 non-demented subjects with vascular risk factors (VRF) and asymptomatic severe carotid artery stenosis (ASCAS), 14 volunteers with VRF but without stenosis, and 24 healthy controls (HC) without VRF. Non-demented subjects with VRF, with or without carotid stenosis scored inferior to HC. It is concluded that carotid stenosis is not a primary cause of cognitive deterioration and CEA does not improve cognition in patients with ASCAS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-528
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2003


  • Carotid stenosis
  • Cognition
  • Endarterectomy
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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