Worldwide survey of carotid endarterectomy practice

 

1. What hospital are you currently working in (please include city and country)?

 

2. What is your routine preferred anaesthetic approach to carotid endarterectomy?

 

3. Do you routinely shunt patients?

 

4. If you do not routinely shunt when performing carotid endarterectomy under general anaesthetic, how do you routinely monitor patients' cerebral perfusion?

 

5. What is your approach to blood pressure control during carotid endarterectomy (intra-operatively)?

 

6. Again with regards to blood pressure control, what is the post-operative destination for your patients following carotid endarterectomy?

 

7. What is your surgical approach to the carotid artery?

 

8. Do you routinely use the eversion technique?

 

9. What type of carotid patch do you routinely use?

 

10. Do you routinely leave a surgical drain in at the end of the operation?

 

11. Do you enjoy performing carotid endarterectomy or do you find it too stressful?

 

12. If you yourself needed a carotid endarterectomy, what anaesthetic would you choose?

 

Please explain briefly why you chose this particular anaesthetic approach

 

13. Do you also perform carotid angioplasty/stenting along with carotid endarterectomy?

 

14. Do you think vascular surgeons should also be performing carotid angioplasty/stenting?

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