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Stroke study finds neck stents safe, effective
USA Today

A big study finds that people with narrowed neck arteries that could lead to a stroke can be safely treated with a less drastic option than the surgery done now. Doctors say that hundreds of thousands of Americans a year might be able to have an artery-opening procedure and a stent instead of surgery to remove built-up plaque. A stent is a mesh tube that props the blood vessel open.