Clinical and operative predictors of outcomes of carotid endarterectomy.

  title={Clinical and operative predictors of outcomes of carotid endarterectomy.},
  author={Ethan A. Halm and Edward L. Hannan and Mary Rojas and Stanley Tuhrim and Thomas S. Riles and Caron B. Rockman and Mark R. Chassin},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={42 3},
OBJECTIVE The net benefit for patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy is critically dependent on the risk of perioperative stroke and death. Information about risk factors can aid appropriate selection of patients and inform efforts to reduce complication rates. This study identifies the clinical, radiographic, surgical, and anesthesia variables that are independent predictors of deaths and stroke following carotid endarterectomy. METHODS A retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing… CONTINUE READING