A short time interval between the neurologic index event and carotid endarterectomy is not a risk factor for carotid surgery.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Current guidelines recommend that carotid endarterectomy (CEA) be performed as early as possible after the neurologic index event in patients with 50% to 99% carotid artery stenosis. However, recent registry data showed that patients treated ≤48 hours had a significantly increased perioperative risk. Therefore, the aim of this single-center study… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.07.116

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