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Informed consent: what level of risk to disclose with carotid artery endarterectomy?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20456907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
You are asked to see a 65-year-old man with an asymptomatic high-grade carotid artery stenosis. He is otherwise quite healthy, is receiving appropriate medical management, and has no contraindications for surgery. You recommend a carotid endarterectomy (CEA) as the best prophylactic measure against stroke. During the informed consent process, the patient asks for a specific estimate of the risks. What specific level of risk should you quote to your patient?
Thomas L Forbes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial     Date:  2010-04-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-21     Completed Date:  2010-06-10     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1548-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Vascular Surgery, London Health Sciences Centre, and The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
American Heart Association
Carotid Stenosis / complications,  surgery*
Clinical Competence
Endarterectomy, Carotid / adverse effects*,  ethics
Evidence-Based Medicine / ethics
Informed Consent / ethics*
Patient Selection / ethics*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index
Stroke / etiology,  prevention & control*
United States

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