Preoperative White Matter Lesions Are Independent Predictors of Long-Term Survival after Internal Carotid Endarterectomy

@inproceedings{Oksala2014PreoperativeWM,
  title={Preoperative White Matter Lesions Are Independent Predictors of Long-Term Survival after Internal Carotid Endarterectomy},
  author={Niku K. J. Oksala and Marianne Jaroma and Juha-Pekka Pienim{\"a}ki and Tommi Kuorilehto and Teemu V{\"a}nttinen and Antti Lehtom{\"a}ki and V. P. Suominen and Prasun Dastidar and Kimmo T. M{\"a}kinen and Timo Erkinjuntti and J. Salenius},
  booktitle={Cerebrovascular diseases extra},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Cerebral white matter lesions (WMLs) predict long-term survival of conservatively treated acute stroke patients with etiology other than carotid stenosis. In carotid endarterectomy patients, WMLs are associated with severe carotid stenosis and unstable plaques, with the risk of perioperative complications and with increased 30-day perioperative risk of death. However, no data exist on their effect on postoperative long-term survival, a factor important when considering the net… CONTINUE READING