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Association between perioperative stroke and 30-day mortality in carotid endarterectomy: A meta-analysis.

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Summary of "Association between perioperative stroke and 30-day mortality in carotid endarterectomy: A meta-analysis."

Perioperative stroke is a known complication of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid stenosis. The Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy Versus Stenting Trial (CREST) has shown that stroke following CEA is associated with nearly a 3-fold increase in the 4-year mortality compared to patients without such an event. However, no studies to date can establish whether the stroke was the cause of the short term mortality. Thus, our objective is to evaluate if perioperative stroke after CEA increases the risk of 30-day mortality.

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Name: Clinical neurology and neurosurgery
ISSN: 1872-6968
Pages: 44-51

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