• 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.
(Arch Surg 110:1314-1317, 1975)
Ford JJ, Baker WH, Ehrenhaft JL. Carotid Endarterectomy for Nonhemispheric Transient Ischemic Attacks. Arch Surg. 1975;110(11):1314-1317. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360170054007