Risk of stroke for carotid endarterectomy patients with contralateral carotid occlusion.

@article{Maatz2008RiskOS,
  title={Risk of stroke for carotid endarterectomy patients with contralateral carotid occlusion.},
  author={Winfried Maatz and Jens K{\"o}hler and Spiridon Botsios and Vincent John and Gerhard Walterbusch},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={45-51}
}
The role of a contralateral carotid occlusion in the appearance of neurological complications after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) operations is a matter of some debate. In the North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial, the risk of perioperative stroke was found to be higher in patients with a contralateral carotid occlusion. In a literature… CONTINUE READING