"4. For women with recent TIA or IS and ipsilateral moderate (50%–69%) carotid stenosis, CEA is recommended depending on patient-specific factors, such as age and comorbidities, if the perioperative morbidity and mortality risk is estimated to be <6%.(Level of Evidence: B) "
"5. If a high-risk (ie, 10-year predicted CVD risk ≥10%) woman has an indication for aspirin but is intolerant of aspirin therapy, clopidogrel should be substituted.(Level of Evidence: B) "
"1. Prophylactic CEA performed with <3% morbidity/mortality can be useful in highly selected patients with an asymptomatic carotid stenosis (minimum 60% by angiography, 70% by validated Doppler ultrasound). (Level of Evidence: A) "
"2. When CEA is indicated for women with TIA or stroke, surgery within 2 weeks is reasonable rather than delaying surgery, if there are no contraindications to early revascularization.(Level of Evidence: B) "