Contralateral occlusion of the internal carotid artery increases the risk of patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy.

@article{Antoniou2013ContralateralOO,
  title={Contralateral occlusion of the internal carotid artery increases the risk of patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy.},
  author={George Athanasios Antoniou and Ganesh Kuhan and Giorgos S. Sfyroeras and George S. Georgiadis and Stavros A Antoniou and David L. Murray and Ferdinand Serracino-Inglott},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={1134-45}
}
BACKGROUND Controversy exists about whether occlusion of the contralateral internal carotid artery in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is associated with a worse perioperative prognosis and outcome. METHODS A systematic review of electronic information sources was undertaken to identify studies comparing perioperative and early outcomes of CEA in patients with occluded and patent contralateral carotid arteries. The methodologic quality of selected studies was independently… CONTINUE READING

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