Carotid Endarterectomy: Inflammatory Aspects
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Carotid artery stenosis is a common disease related to the occurrence of transient ischemic attacks and strokes. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA), first performed by De Bakey in 1953, is a widely applied method to prevent recurrent neurological symptoms and stroke in patients with severe carotid artery stenosis. However, 3–7 % of the CEA procedures are complicated by disabling or nondisabling strokes [1, 2].
KeywordsCarotid Endarterectomy Carotid Plaque Carotid Atherosclerosis Carotid Artery Stenosis Carotid Artery Disease
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