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Delayed Carotid Surgery: What Are the Causes in the North West of England?
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PMID:  22507922     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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INTRODUCTION: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) should be performed within two weeks of symptoms for patients with carotid stenosis >50%. Whether these standards are being achieved and causes of delay between symptoms and CEA were investigated. DESIGN: An analysis of prospectively collected multi-centre data. MATERIALS: Consecutive data for patients undergoing CEA between January-2006 and September-2010 were collected. Asymptomatic patients and those with no details on the timing of cerebral symptoms were excluded. METHODS: 'Delay' from symptom to CEA was defined as more than two weeks and 'prolonged-delay' more than eight weeks. Univariable and multivariable analyses were used to identify factors associated with these delays. RESULTS: Of 2147 patients with symptoms of cerebral ischaemia, 1522(70.9%) experienced 'delay' and 920(42.9%) experienced 'prolonged delay'. Patients with ischaemic heart disease were more likely to experience 'delay' (OR = 1.56; 95% CI 1.11-2.19, p = 0.011), whereas patients with stroke (OR = 0.77; 95%CI 0.63-0.94, p = 0.011) and those treated at hospitals with a stroke-prevention clinic (OR = 0.57; 95%CI 0.46-0.71, p < 0.001) were less likely to experience 'delay'. Patients treated after the publication of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines were less likely to experience 'prolonged delay' (OR = 0.77; 95%CI 0.65-0.91, p = 0.003) but not 'delay'. CONCLUSION: Few patients achieved CEA within two weeks of symptoms. Introducing stroke-prevention clinics with one-stop carotid imaging appears important.
Authors:
D Purkayastha; S W Grant; J V Smyth; C N McCollum
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2165     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512728     Medline TA:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 European Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Vascular Governance North West, 1st Floor Education and Research Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester, Southmoor Road, Manchester, England, M23 9LT, United Kingdom.
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