Lower likelihood of carotid revascularization in patients with mental illness

Takeaway

  • Compared with individuals who have no psychiatric comorbidities (PC), those with one or more are less likely to undergo carotid endarterectomy (CEA)/carotid artery stenting (CAS) after a stroke due to carotid stenosis (CS).

Why this matters

  • Identifying disparities in the healthcare of patients with mental illness may help to reduce treatment inequities.