Letter by Moris et al Regarding Article, “One-Year Outcomes After Minor Stroke or High-Risk Transient Ischemic Attack: Korean Multicenter Stroke Registry Analysis”
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To the Editor
Park et al1 published a large observational study, conducted in a Korean stroke registry, demonstrating lower than expected rates of stroke recurrence, myocardial infarction, vascular death, and all-cause death after a minor ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). This study also highlighted the effect of early medical intervention on outcomes after stroke or TIA.
These findings should be taken into consideration among an increasing body of literature highlighting the effect of early surgical intervention of patients with TIA or minor stroke. More specifically, recent evidence favor early carotid endarterectomy in patients with carotid stenosis and neurological symptoms similar to the inclusion criteria of this study because carotid endarterectomy was found safe in …