Carotid artery occlusion: natural history.

  title={Carotid artery occlusion: natural history.},
  author={Stephen C Nicholls and Ted R. Kohler and Robert O. Bergelin and Jean F Primozich and Rick L. Lawrence and D. Eugene Strandness},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={4 5},
During a 5-year period, 212 patients (170 men and 42 women, median age 65 and 64 years, respectively) were diagnosed as having internal carotid artery occlusion. Mean follow-up was 24.9 months. Five-year cumulative survival and stroke-free rates by life-table analysis were 62% and 75%, respectively. Deaths were due to stroke in 7 of 40 patients (17%) and were of cardiac origin in 22 of 40 patients (55%). The strokes were ipsilateral in 20 of 31 patients (65%). No statistically significant… CONTINUE READING


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