Anesthetic type and hospital outcomes after carotid endarterectomy from the Vascular Quality Initiative database.


OBJECTIVE Studies on the safety of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under different anesthetic techniques are sometimes contradictory. The aim of this study was to compare real-world outcomes of CEA under general anesthesia (GA) vs regional or local anesthesia (RA/LA). METHODS A retrospective analysis of the Vascular Quality Initiative database (2003-2017… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.09.028