Ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization: efficacy of simultaneous perioperative ultrasonographic scanning for the presence of carotid plaques in the prevention of the perioperative development of ischemic stroke


Carotid plaques are frequently seen in patients who have suffered from an episode of stroke. Conversely, the risk of stroke is strongly correlated with the presence of carotid plaques [1]. Thrombus formed on atherosclerotic plaques, as well as the plaques themselves, may migrate and embolize the intracranial arteries, resulting in an artery-toartery embolic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00540-012-1359-9


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