November 1975

Carotid Endarterectomy for Nonhemispheric Transient Ischemic Attacks

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Thoracic-Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa.

Arch Surg. 1975;110(11):1314-1317. 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.

(Arch Surg 110:1314-1317, 1975)