Carotid endarterectomy for unstable and compelling neurologic conditions: do results justify an aggressive approach?

@article{Gertler1994CarotidEF,
  title={Carotid endarterectomy for unstable and compelling neurologic conditions: do results justify an aggressive approach?},
  author={Jonathan P Gertler and Jan D. Blankensteijn and David C. Brewster and Ashby C. Moncure and Richard Paul Cambria and Glenn M. Lamuraglia and R Clement Darling and William M. Abbott},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={32-40; discussion 40-2}
}
PURPOSE In a retrospective study the outcome of 70 carotid endarterectomies (CEA) in 68 patients with neurologically unstable conditions or anatomically compelling findings on carotid angiography was examined to more accurately identify patients who might benefit from CEA in this setting. METHODS Out of a total of 1734 CEAs performed from 1978 to 1992, five groups of patients were selected: group A, stroke in evolution with tight stenosis (n = 5); group C, crescendo transient ischemic attacks… CONTINUE READING
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