Carotid Endarterectomy: A Practical Guide

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Taylor & Francis, Jul 16, 1997 - Medical - 144 pages
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A practical guide to the definitive treatment for patients with carotid artery disease who otherwise run a major risk of life-threatening or debilitating strokes.

Multi-centre trials in both Europe and the United States have shown conclusively that carotid endarterectomy significantly reduces the risk of a life-threatening or debilitating stroke. Given these positive results, it will surely follow that more of these procedures will be carried out. Carotid Endarterectomy: a practical guide provides the surgeon with a comprehensive and practical guide to this type of operation.

The editors have drawn together an impressive list of contributors from both the United Kingdom and the United States and operative procedures are described by leading exponents in the field. Assuming little prior knowledge, the editors begin by outlining the basic principles, as well as advising on patient selection and diagnosis. Pre- and post-operative investigations and patient care are also covered, ensuring that this book is a landmark text in its area.

Profusely illustrated with both colour and black and white photographs, Carotid Endarterectomy: a practical guide is an essential purchase for vascular surgeons as well as general surgeons with an interest in vascular surgery.

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Clinical presentation and natural history
Postoperative surveillance and restenosis
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