Intraoperative angiography in carotid surgery
As the NASCET and ECST show carotid endarterectomy has proved to be highly effective in the prevention of ischemic stroke. For that, a stroke rate of less than 3 % and a death rate of less than 1 % is necessary. This makes intraoperative assessment of the completed operation mandatory. For this, intraoperative angiography is the most suitable, but some authors are claiming instead of an angiogramm that the angioscopy is more suitable.
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