A systematic review of the risks of stroke and death due to endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis.

@article{Rothwell1996ASR,
  title={A systematic review of the risks of stroke and death due to endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis.},
  author={Peter M. Rothwell and Jim Slattery and Charles P. Warlow},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1996},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={
          260-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Carotid endarterectomy reduces the risk of carotid territory ischemic stroke ipsilateral to a recently symptomatic severe carotid stenosis. However, the benefit is limited by the risks of stroke and death associated with the operation. Although reported surgical risks vary enormously, there has been no systematic review of the published literature. METHODS We performed a systematic review of mortality and the risk of stroke and/or death due to endarterectomy for… CONTINUE READING

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