Carotid endarterectomy: Improved clinical outcome and reduced length of hospitalization

Charles L. Gellido, David Mylatid Kaufman

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Abstract

AUDIENCE This exercise is intended for vascular surgeons, neurologists, cardiologists, and primary care physicians caring for persons who are at risk for or who have suffered a stroke. GOAL To present data from a single institution on the incidence and costs associated with carotid endarterectomy compared with other techniques to diagnose and prevent stroke. OBJECTIVES 1. Outline the prevalence of stroke in the United States and the role of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in its treatment 2. Discuss the various preoperative tests that help determine a patient's suitability for CEA. 3. Discuss the cost implications of stroke prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1039-1043
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Volume5
Issue number8 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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