A fifteen-year experience with carotid endarterectomy after a formal operative protocol requiring highly frequent patch angioplasty.

@article{Archie2000AFE,
  title={A fifteen-year experience with carotid endarterectomy after a formal operative protocol requiring highly frequent patch angioplasty.},
  author={J. P. Archie},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          724-35
        }
}
PURPOSE The early and late outcomes of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) following a rigid protocol of patch angioplasty or occasionally interposition bypass grafting, when the arteriotomy required to obtain a complete internal carotid end point extended distal to the bulb segment, and primary closure, when it was limited to the bulb, were studied. METHODS From November 1983 to August 1998, 1360 consecutive primary CEAs were performed on 1133 patients (621 men, 512 women), with a mean age of 67… CONTINUE READING

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