Carotid Endarterectomy With General Anesthesia Confers Greater Periprocedural MI Risk Versus Stenting
Patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy with regional anesthesia appear to have a comparable risk for periprocedural myocardial infarction compared with those who undergo carotid artery stenting. However, carotid endarterectomy with general anesthesia doubled the risk for myocardial infarction compared with carotid artery stenting, according to a new analysis of the CREST trial.
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