Anticoagulation followed by elective carotid surgery in patients with repetitive transient ischemic attacks and high-grade carotid stenosis.

@article{Nehler1993AnticoagulationFB,
  title={Anticoagulation followed by elective carotid surgery in patients with repetitive transient ischemic attacks and high-grade carotid stenosis.},
  author={Mark R. Nehler and Gregory L. Moneta and Donald B McConnell and James M. Edwards and Lloyd M. Jr. Taylor and Richard A. Yeager and John Porter},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={128 10},
  pages={
          1117-21; discussion 1121-3
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of preoperative heparin therapy followed by carotid surgery for patients with repetitive transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) and high-grade carotid stenoses. DESIGN A 4-year prospective study. SETTING Oregon Health Science University Hospital and Portland (Ore) Veterans Affairs Hospital. PATIENTS Twenty-nine consecutive patients with repetitive TIAs referable to 30 high-grade (> or = 70%) ipsilateral carotid stenoses were treated with short-term heparin… CONTINUE READING