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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2006 June;54(3):383-6

Copyright © 2006 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

A case of Kearns-Sayre sindrome with autoimmune thyroiditis and complete atrio-ventricular block

Berio A., Piazzi A.

Istituto Policlinico San Donato 1st Unit of Vascular Surgery School of Vascular Surgery University of Milan, Milan, Italy


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Aim. This retrospective single Institution study, aims to evaluate the performance of duplex scanning on admission of patients with carotid artery disease to avoid unnecessary carotid endarterectomies.
Methods. From 1 January 1997 until 31 Decem-ber 2004, 1 504 patients were admitted to our Institution to undergo carotid endarterectomy. A duplex scan on admission was performed in all of them.
Results. A total of 1 369 from these patients (91%) underwent surgery, while 135 (9%) were dismissed because there was no indication for surgical treatment. They were put in conservative treatment and periodic duplex control appointments.
Conclusion. In 9% of the patients, unnecessary carotid endarterectomy was avoided.

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