Carotid endarterectomy with a polyurethane patch versus primary closure: a prospective randomized study.

@article{Mannheim2005CarotidEW,
  title={Carotid endarterectomy with a polyurethane patch versus primary closure: a prospective randomized study.},
  author={Dallit Mannheim and Boaz Weller and Eran Vahadim and Ron Karmeli},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={403-7; discussion 407-8}
}
INTRODUCTION The use of synthetic patch angioplasty during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been advocated to reduce restenosis, stroke, and death, but the type of material used is still being debated. This study compared rate of restenosis, neurologic events, and perioperative death in patients undergoing CEA with primary closure versus polyester urethane patch closure. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a prospective randomized study, we compared patch angioplasty with polyester urethane (Vascular… CONTINUE READING
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