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  1. The changing face of carotid endarterectomy.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Annual Joint Meeting of the Society of Vascular Surgery and the International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery. New Orleans, La, USA, 1995/06/11.


    The economic milieu and improvements in care have altered the diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm of the patient with carotid stenosis.

    This study analyzes the efficacy and safety of these changes.


    The records of patients who underwent 320 consecutive carotid endarterectomies performed by three surgeons at our institution from 1990 to 1994 were reviewed retrospectively.

    Use of diagnostic angiography, use of carotid duplex ultrasound, length of hospital stay, postanesthesia recovery observation, intensive care unit (ICU) observation, complications, and hospital charges were analyzed.


    The average length of hospital stay decreased from 6.18 days to 2.00 days (p ¾ 0.001).

    The day of discharge decreased from 3.10 days to 1.24 days after surgery (p ¾ 0.01).

    By 1993,68% were discharged by the first day after surgery, increasing to 73% by 1994.

    From 1990 to 1992, average postoperative ICU observation time fluctuated between 18 and 25 hours ; this time decreased to 12.2 hours by 1994.

    In 1993, only 12.5.% of patients were admitted to the ICU, down from 94.8% in 1990 ; by 1994, only 7.3% were admitted to the ICU (p ¾ 0.001).

    Postanesthesia recovery observation time decreased from 3.77 hours to 1.63 hours during this time (p ¾ 0.04).

    With regard to preoperative diagnosis, angiography was performed in 93.1% of patients in 1990 ; by 1994, only 32.8% underwent this procedure (p ¾ 0.0001).

    Average hospital charges decreased significantly (1...

    Mots-clés Pascal : Sténose, Carotide, Endartériectomie, Aspect économique, Coût, Hospitalisation, Durée, Algorithme, Traitement, Evolution, Système nerveux pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Artère pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Chirurgie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stenosis, Carotid, Endarteriectomy, Economic aspect, Costs, Hospitalization, Duration, Algorithm, Treatment, Evolution, Nervous system diseases, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Arterial disease, Central nervous system disease, Surgery

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    Cote : 96-0246323

    Code Inist : 002B25F. Création : 199608.