Is duplex follow-up cost-effective in the first year after carotid endarterectomy?

@article{Mattos1988IsDF,
  title={Is duplex follow-up cost-effective in the first year after carotid endarterectomy?},
  author={Mark A Mattos and Awad Shamma and N. Rossi and Ran Meng and J. C. Godersky and Christopher Miranda Loftus and John D. Corson},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1988},
  volume={156 2},
  pages={91-5}
}
Recent reports have suggested that duplex scanning is an ideal method to noninvasively assess the incidence of recurrent carotid stenosis. However, the timing and frequency of the follow-up studies are controversial. In the present study, 150 patients underwent 173 carotid endarterectomy procedures over a 2 year period. In the postoperative period, a total of 210 duplex studies were carried out on 117 carotid arteries. 21.4 percent of the 117 arteries studied had recurrent stenosis of 16… CONTINUE READING