Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

1997 • VOLUME 3 • №2

SIMULTANEOUS CAROTID AND OPEN HEART SURGERY

N. Evangelopoulos, S. Ostapcwk, A. Krian
Clinic ofthoracic and cardiovascular surgery,
Heart centre Kaiser-Wilhelm-Karnkenhaus,
Duisburg, Germany

The optimal surgical approch to patients with carotid artery disease undergoing open heart surgery remains controversial.The dangers of cerebral infarction in patients with carotid vascular disease during cardio-pulmonary bypass have led to the formulation of a combined surgical approach. A combined approch for the treatment of carotid and coronary disease was first described by Bernard (1972) and later by Urschel (1976).

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