"Can You Do Too Much to Prevent a Stroke?," a New York Times column published last week, quotes specialists representing only two-thirds of approaches to preventing stroke, excluding interventional cardiologists. In her column exploring the role of medical therapy, carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting in stroke prevention, Jane Brody offers quotes such as, "Cardiologists have no business messing with carotid arteries." Troubled by such unbalanced reporting, SCAI President J. Jeffrey Marshall, M.D., FSCAI, submitted a letter to the editor, saying, "Doctors who perform carotid stenting should not be criticized for working to expand stroke treatments to patients who might otherwise have limited treatment options." Read the entire letter here.
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