Early versus delayed carotid endarterectomy in symptomatic patients.

  title={Early versus delayed carotid endarterectomy in symptomatic patients.},
  author={Suman Annambhotla and Michael S. Park and Mark L Keldahl and Mark D. Morasch and Heron E. Rodriguez and William H. Pearce and Melina R Kibbe and Mark K. Eskandari},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={1296-302; discussion 1302}
BACKGROUND Delayed carotid endarterectomy (CEA) after a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) is associated with risks of recurrent neurologic symptoms. In an effort to preserve cerebral function, urgent early CEA has been recommended in many circumstances. We analyzed outcomes of different time intervals in early CEA in comparison with delayed treatment. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review from a single university hospital tertiary care center between April 1999 and November 2010… CONTINUE READING