Patients undergoing cardiac surgery with asymptomatic unilateral carotid stenoses have a low risk of peri-operative stroke.

@article{Baiou2009PatientsUC,
  title={Patients undergoing cardiac surgery with asymptomatic unilateral carotid stenoses have a low risk of peri-operative stroke.},
  author={D Baiou and Aspasia Karageorge and Tom J Spyt and A. Ross Naylor},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={556-9}
}
BACKGROUND There is considerable controversy regarding the optimal management of patients undergoing cardiac surgery who are found to have an asymptomatic, unilateral carotid artery stenosis. Prior to 2004, the policy of this Unit was to perform a synchronous cardiac and carotid revascularisation. After January 2004, the policy was changed and patients underwent their cardiac procedure without carotid revascularisation. The aim of this study was to audit the incidence of stroke in the peri… CONTINUE READING

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