Stroke at CABG is due to multiple risk factors, one of which is high-grade carotid stenosis. Pathophysiology of stroke, although multifactorial, supports embolism rather than flow limitation as the primary mechanism. Lack of randomised trials has made it impossible to draw firm conclusions regarding the best management strategy. There was no significant difference in the overall stroke and mortality risk between the various strategies, however, subgroup analysis suggests that, when carefully selected, patients do better by staging the operations. In our opinion patients without severe cardiac disease should be considered for Prior staging and the rest for Combined procedure. The role of reverse staging needs further evaluation.