The impact of anesthetic modality on the outcome of carotid endarterectomy.

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BACKGROUND Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) reduces the risk of stroke in patients with high-grade carotid artery stenosis. This study evaluates the clinical outcome of CEA performed under local anesthesia (LA) versus general anesthesia (GA). METHODS Clinical variables and treatment outcomes were analyzed in 548 CEAs performed under either LA or GA during a… (More)

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@article{Watts2004TheIO, title={The impact of anesthetic modality on the outcome of carotid endarterectomy.}, author={Ken Watts and Peter H Lin and Ruth L. Bush and Samir Hamid Awad and Sally Mccoy and Deborah D Felkai and Wei Zhou and Liz Nguyen and Marlon A. Guerrero and Salwa A Shenaq and Alan B. Lumsden}, journal={American journal of surgery}, year={2004}, volume={188 6}, pages={741-7} }