Regional anaesthesia for carotid endarterectomy.

  title={Regional anaesthesia for carotid endarterectomy.},
  author={M D Stoneham and Judy Knighton},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={83 4},
Summary Regional anaesthesia is a popular choice for patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Neurological function is easily assessed during carotid cross-clamping; haemodynamic control is predictable; and hospital stay is consistently shorter compared with general anaesthesia (GA). Despite these purported benefits, mortality and stroke rates associated with CEA remain around 5% for both regional anaesthesia and GA. Regional anaesthetic techniques for CEA have improved with improved… CONTINUE READING