CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE: Edited by Ralph Sacco and Tatjana RundekCarotid artery disease and interventional therapyMohr, J.P.a; Moore, Wesley S.b; Kejda-Scharler, J.aAuthor Information aThe Neurological Institute, Columbia University Medical Center, New York bDivision of Vascular Surgery, UCLA Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center, Los Angeles, California, USA Correspondence to J.P. Mohr, The Neurological Institute, Columbia University Medical Center, 710 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032 USA. Tel: +1 212 305 8033; fax: +1 212 305 5796; e-mail: email@example.com Current Opinion in Neurology: February 2012 - Volume 25 - Issue 1 - p 36-41 doi: 10.1097/WCO.0b013e32834f0273 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review Major results of recent clinical trials for carotid artery disease are changing the understanding of management. Recent findings A major trial comparing carotid endarterectomy with carotid angioplasty and stenting for symptomatic or asymptomatic patients suggests comparable results by overall outcomes analyses, and different results by subset analyses. These results modify the findings of prior trials. Summary Based on age there appear to be differences in outcomes that may influence decision for management for such patients. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.