Clinical utility of carotid duplex ultrasound prior to cardiac surgery.

@article{Lin2016ClinicalUO,
  title={Clinical utility of carotid duplex ultrasound prior to cardiac surgery.},
  author={Judith C. Lin and Loay S. Kabbani and Edward L. Peterson and Khalil Masabni and Jeffrey A. Morgan and Sara Brooks and Kathleen P Wertella and Gaetano Paone},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={710-4}
}
OBJECTIVE Clinical utility and cost-effectiveness of carotid duplex examination prior to cardiac surgery have been questioned by the multidisciplinary committee creating the 2012 Appropriate Use Criteria for Peripheral Vascular Laboratory Testing. We report the clinical outcomes and postoperative neurologic symptoms in patients who underwent carotid duplex ultrasound prior to open heart surgery at a tertiary institution. METHODS Using the combined databases from our clinical vascular… CONTINUE READING