Carotid Occlusion Surgery Study (COSS)

  • Dobbs, Michael (PI)

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The goal of this study is to test the hypothesis that surgical anastomosis of the superficial temporal artery to the middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA), when added to best medical therapy can reduce by 40%, despite peri-operative stroke and death, subsequent ipsilateral ischemic stroke (fatal and non-fatal) at two years in participants with recently ($ 120 days) symptomatic internal carotid artery occlusion and ipsilateral increased oxygen extraction fraction measured by positron emission tomography (PET). We will test this hypothesis by conducting a randomized, non-blinded, controlled trial in 372 participants randomized equally to surgical or non-surgical treatment. ,:J
Effective start/end date12/1/088/31/11


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