Asymptomatic carotid artery disease in valvular heart surgery: impact of systematic screening on surgical strategy and neurological outcome.

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We evaluated the prevalence of asymptomatic carotid artery disease in patients scheduled for valvular cardiac surgery. Preoperative screening of the carotid arteries was performed. Among 1012 patients scheduled for valvular cardiac surgery, 267 (26.4%) had carotid stenosis graded >50%; 37 had carotid stenosis >70% and underwent combined valvular surgery and… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0003319711409921

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@article{Anselmi2012AsymptomaticCA, title={Asymptomatic carotid artery disease in valvular heart surgery: impact of systematic screening on surgical strategy and neurological outcome.}, author={Amedeo Anselmi and Mario Gaudino and Nicola Risalvato and Giuseppe Lauria and Franco Glieca}, journal={Angiology}, year={2012}, volume={63 3}, pages={171-7} }