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What percentage of strokes and TIAs does carotid artery disease account for.

20% of strokes and TIAs.


What should be done in symptomatic patients with ipsilateral stenosis >70%.

Carotid endarterectomy within 2 weeks of symptom onset.


What are the complications of carotid artery disease surgery. (2)

2-3% risk of stroke and death within 30 days of surgery.
Hypoglossal nerve injury.