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August 1980

Carotid Surgery in the Community Hospital: 467 Consecutive Operations

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Arch Surg. 1980;115(8):937-939. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380080031006

• Over a 12-year period, 467 consecutive operations for carotid disease were performed on 424 patients in community hospitals. Of all the patients, 0.2% died within 30 days of surgery and 3% had a stroke within 30 days. One third of these strokes were disabling. No cerebral monitoring equipment was used and an indwelling carotid shunt was only rarely used.

(Arch Surg 115:937-939, 1980)

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