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Complications following carotid endarterectomy for all indications: report of 192 operations.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Neurology
0090-3019
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
24
Issue
5
Pages
484–489
Identifiers
PMID: 4049222
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

The complications (stroke, myocardial infarction, and death) with 192 endarterectomies performed on 162 patients were evaluated and categorized according to the presenting syndrome: asymptomatic bruit, transient ischemic attack, stroke, stroke in progress, and posterior fossa ischemia. Each group's complication rate was then evaluated over several postoperative periods (0.5 hour to 30 days) and compared with rates in comparable studies. Overall mortality for the entire series was 0.5%. This study points out the need to separate patients having undergone endarterectomy into presenting groups before comparing with other studies having similar postoperative observations.

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