Carotid Endarterectomy: A Challenge for Scientific Medicine
In the case of a ruptured aneurysm, the mortality, let alone the morbidity, from a recurrent hemorrhage is close to 50%. The survivors have almost an equal chance of being left with a serious disability. The TIA patient has at least a 90% chance of going through each successive year after the initial event(s) without a serious outcome.
If a stroke does occur, there is at least a 30% chance of its being in another arterial territory from that of the artery that caused the presenting symptoms.
KeywordsCarotid Endarterectomy Acoustic Neuroma Transient Cerebral Ischemia North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis
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