Carotid clamping time as a risk factor for early restenosis after carotid endarterectomy.

OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to identify risk factors for early restenosis after carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS Prospective follow-up of 497 primary CEAs was performed at 3, 6, 12 and 24 months by clinical assessment and duplex ultrasound to identify > or = 50% restenosis. RESULTS Early restenosis occurred in 71 (14.3%) patients. By… CONTINUE READING