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Preoperative screening and management of carotid artery disease in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

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BACKGROUND: Carotid artery stenosis (CAS) is a well-known risk factor for perioperative stroke in cardiac surgery. It is unclear whether preoperative carotid screening should be applied to all patients. Carotid intervention concomitantly with cardiac operations is also controversial. Our objective was to identify the prevalence of significant CAS and its related risk factors by applying a protocol of preoperative carotid screening to all patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: We studi...

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10.1177/0267659109347404

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Cardiovascular Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Perfusion
Volume:
24
Issue:
4
Pages:
257-262
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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EISSN:
1477-111X
ISSN:
0267-6591
URN:
uuid:f0839bfc-6e40-4382-9406-341a1680be99
Source identifiers:
105944
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pubs:105944

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