A retrospective comparison of the use of shunts during carotid endarterectomy.

In this report, compared in retrospect is the incidence of intraoperative stroke among 152 operations performed under hypercarbic general anesthesia without carotid artery shunting, 260 operations performed under both hypercarbia and normocarbia anesthesia with selective shunting based upon internal carotid artery back pressure and 366 operations performed… (More)