Carotid endarterectomy for nonhemispheric transient ischemic attacks
Ford, J.J.; Baker, W.H.; Ehrenhaft, J.L.
Archives of Surgery 110(11): 1314-1317
ISSN/ISBN: 0004-0010 PMID: 1191024 DOI: 10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360170054007
Fifty carotid endarterectomies were performed in 46 patients with nonhemispheric transient ischemic attacks. There was no mortality. Three patients had temporary strokes postoperatively. Ninety-five percent of the patients were improved and remained so at follow-up examination. Clinical improvement was not related to the presence or absence of vertebral or subclavian stenosis. In retrospect, the two patients who were unimproved had been improperly selected.