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Redo carotid endarterectomy increases stroke risk compared to primary carotid endarterectomy

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eMediNexus    12 November 2017

In a cohort study of more than 60 000 carotid endarterectomies published online November 8 2017 in JAMA Surgery compared with primary CEA redo carotid endarterectomy was associated with a 2.8 times increase in stroke and a 2.2 times increase in death among asymptomatic patients. No significant differences in outcomes were observed in symptomatic patients.

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