Transcranial Doppler monitoring during carotid endarterectomy helps to identify patients at risk of postoperative hyperperfusion.

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OBJECTIVES to investigate whether transcranial Doppler (TCD) monitoring can identify patients at risk of hyperperfusion, and whether active postoperative treatment of selected patients decreases the risk of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). DESIGN a case cohort study of 688 patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) with intraoperative TCD monitoring… (More)

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