Surgical staging for simultaneous coronary and carotid disease: a study including prospective randomization.

@article{Hertzer1989SurgicalSF,
  title={Surgical staging for simultaneous coronary and carotid disease: a study including prospective randomization.},
  author={Norman R Hertzer and Floyd D. Loop and Edwin G. Beven and Patrick J O'hara and Leonard P Krajewski},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={455-63}
}
Simultaneous carotid disease was documented in 275 (2.8%) of 9714 patients scheduled for coronary artery bypass (CAB), including 80 (29%) who had had previous neurologic events and 195 with severe (greater than or equal to 70% diameter), asymptomatic carotid stenosis. Preliminary carotid endarterectomy (CE) was feasible before CAB in only 24 patients with stable cardiac disease (group I). Another 129 patients with unstable disease (group II) had unilateral, asymptomatic carotid lesions and were… CONTINUE READING