Local anesthesia and intraoperative quality control in carotid surgery

  • G. W. Hagmüller
  • G. Hastermann
  • H. Ptakovsky
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Since indication for carotid endarterectomy in symptomatic as well as in asymptomatic patients is well defined by recent randomised clinical studies (NASCET, ECST, ACAS) our aim must be to reduce perioperative mortality and morbidity to acceptable limits. To show significant benefits of surgical therapy during the first 2 years, it is necessary to reach a stroke rate/death rate of less than 3 %.


Carotid Endarterectomy Carotid Stenosis Asymptomatic Carotid Carotid Surgery Vein Patch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. W. Hagmüller
    • 1
  • G. Hastermann
    • 1
  • H. Ptakovsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Chirurgische Abt.Wilhelminenspital der Stadt WienWienAustria

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