Objective: Patch angioplasty during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) can reduce the risk of perioperative stroke or late carotid artery recurrent stenosis and subsequent ischaemic stroke. We aimed to update our previous systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of routine or selective carotid patch angioplasty compared with CEA with primary closure, and of different materials used for carotid patch angioplasty.
Methods: We ide ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]
|Author||Kittipan Rerkasem; Peter M. Rothwell;|
|Faculty||Department of Surgery,Faculty of Medicine Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Neurology|