Carotid endarterectomy improves cognitive function in patients with exhausted cerebrovascular reserve.


OBJECTIVE To investigate changes in cognitive function following carotid endarterectomy (CEA). DESIGN Prospective study with controls. METHODS CEA patients (n=159) were compared to a urology surgery control group (n=20). In CEA patients cerebrovascular reserve (CVR) was measured preoperatively. During surgery emboli and blood flow velocity in the middle… (More)


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