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By Christopher M. Loftus

Neurovascular techniques characterize a tremendous point of a surgeon's perform. the hot beneficial result of scientific trials on carotid endarterectomy for stroke prevention have led to a starting to be call for for surgeons who practice this method. Surgeons might be ready to satisfy the call for by way of studying the fundamental rules, diagnositc standards and operative procedure for carotid endarterectomy. Dr Loftus stocks his perception and large event during this clinically-oriented quantity. various radiographic examples illustrate the subtleties of selecting the diseased artery, in addition to anatomic diversifications that make analysis and surgical procedure much more demanding. The method is illustrated with appealing line drawings observed through color pictures, and the textual content all through is an easy-reading, concise narrative. beneficial properties: * contains a distinctive part at the simple ideas underlying carotid endarterectomy * includes a part dedicated exclusively to diagnostic concerns with a number of radiographic stories illustrating universal and anomalous anatomy * comprises thousands of pictures and drawings demonstrating all elements of the process

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With careful hemodynamic monitoring and good anesthetic technique, I am routinely able to perform safe unilateral carotid endarterectomies before coronary revascularization. , the coronary artery revascularization first with delayed carotid endarterectomy) discuss these in the context of asymptomatic carotid disease. Clearly, the answer to this is not known at present but may come forth in the ACAS subgroup analysis. Although I formerly believed that asymptomatic disease did not need to be reconstructed, I would now treat >60% stenosis with staged carotid revascularization followed by coronary revascularization, just as in a symptomatic carotid patient.

In the conversion process, amplitude, measured in voltage, is changed to a derivative of voltage-that is, power. Compressed spectral array and density-modulated spectral array are two ways of displaying this power spectrum analysis. Several parameters have been derived to simplify the description and interpretation of these complex displays of frequency and power data. The three most commonly used are (1) the median power frequency, which is the frequency at the median of the power spectrum, (2) the peak power frequency, which is the frequency that comprises the largest single component of the power spectrum, and (3) the spectral edge frequency, which is the highest frequency in the power spectrum in which there is activity.

In addition, a visual cue is noted and the vessel becomes pinker and appears more normal distal to the extent of the plaque. If high exposure is needed, tl1e digastric muscle can be cut with impunity, although this is necessary only in a small percentage of cases. When complete exposure is achieved, the final step in preparation for cross-clamping is to ensure tl1at a small]avid clamp can be fitted in the region of the ICA and rotated 180 degrees so that it lies beneath the vessel. In most cases this requires additional adventitial dissection behind the vessel to create a "window" in which the clamp head can be freely turned.

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