A policy of quality control assessment helps to reduce the risk of intraoperative stroke during carotid endarterectomy.

@article{Lennard1999APO,
  title={A policy of quality control assessment helps to reduce the risk of intraoperative stroke during carotid endarterectomy.},
  author={N Lennard and Joseph Lorenzo Smith and Michael E. Gaunt and Richard J. Abbott and N. J. London and Peter R. F. Bell and A. Ross Naylor},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={234-40}
}
OBJECTIVES A pilot study in our unit suggested that a combination of transcranial Doppler (TCD) plus completion angioscopy reduced incidence of intra-operative stroke (i.e. patients recovering from anaesthesia with a new deficit) during carotid endarterectomy (CEA). The aim of the current study was to see whether routine implementation of this policy was both feasible and associated with a continued reduction in the rate of intraoperative stroke (IOS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Prospective study… CONTINUE READING

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