Increase in Cerebral Blood Flow Produced by a Serotonin Antagonist Following Experimental Carotid Arteriotomy
The value of carotid endarterectomy in the management of carotid stenosis remains controversial. The chances of a patient subjected to carotid endarterectomy sustaining a major stroke or dying varies widely, but can be as high as 21% . The variation in surgical results and the plethora of operative techniques, show that the ideal technique has yet to be defined. There is clearly room for the evaluation of measures that would make the operation safer in the hands of all surgeons.
KeywordsCerebral Blood Flow Carotid Endarterectomy Carotid Stenosis Ipsilateral Hemisphere Serotonin Antagonist
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