Risk factors for complications after carotid endarterectomy--a population-based study.

  title={Risk factors for complications after carotid endarterectomy--a population-based study.},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Kragsterman and Karl Logason and A. Nazila Hossein Ahari and Thomas Tro{\"e}ng and H Parsson and David Bergqvist},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  volume={28 1},
OBJECTIVES The overall benefit of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is dependent on the outcome from the procedure. However, many reports are from selected centres and not population-based. The aim of this study was to assess the 30-day complication rate for a whole country and also to determine independent risk factors for serious complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS One thousand five hundred and eighteen CEA were retrospectively reviewed, covering principally all the CEAs in Sweden, during a… CONTINUE READING
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