[Late results following carotid endarterectomy].

186 carotid endarterectomies (142 patients) were performed under regional anaesthesia between 1976 and 1983: 32% in asymptomatic stage, 36% in TIA, 4% in frank stroke, 28% in completed stroke. Postoperative mortality was 3.8%, neurologic deficit following endarterectomy 4% (2% transient, 2% permanent). Patients were followed-up six months to seven years… CONTINUE READING