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Informed consent: what level of risk to disclose with carotid artery endarterectomy?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20456907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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?
Authors:
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.
Affiliation:
Division of Vascular Surgery, London Health Sciences Centre, and The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. Tom.Forbes@lhsc.on.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
American Heart Association
Carotid Stenosis / complications,  surgery*
Clinical Competence
Endarterectomy, Carotid / adverse effects*,  ethics
Evidence-Based Medicine / ethics
Humans
Informed Consent / ethics*
Male
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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