Clinical and Operative Predictors of Outcomes of Carotid Endarterectomy

Journal of Vascular Surgery - September 2005
Vol. 42, No. 3
September 2005
Halm, E.A., Hannan, E.L., Rojas, M., Tuhrim, S., Riles, T.S., Rockman, C.B., and M.R. Chassin
pp. 420-8

The net benefit for patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy is critically dependent on the risk of perioperative stroke and death.  Information about risk factors can aid appropriate selection of patients and inform efforts to reduce complication rates.  This study identifies the clinical, radiographic, surgical, and anesthesia variables that are independent predictors of deaths and stroke following carotid endarterectomy. 

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