Carotid endarterectomy in adults 50 years of age and younger: a retrospective comparative study.

@article{Levy1997CarotidEI,
  title={Carotid endarterectomy in adults 50 years of age and younger: a retrospective comparative study.},
  author={Pavel J. Levy and Jeffrey W. Olin and M. Piedmonte and Jess R Young and Norman R Hertzer},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          326-31
        }
}
PURPOSE Atherosclerotic carotid artery stenosis (CAS) is the most common cause of stroke in young adults. We retrospectively studied clinical characteristics of premature CAS and the safety and durability of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in 56 patients 50 years of age or younger (mean, 46.4 years; 34 (60%) males; group I) who underwent primary CEA at the Cleveland Clinic between 1983 and 1993. METHODS The patients were identified from the Vascular Surgery Registry and were compared with 202… CONTINUE READING