Standardized protocols enable stroke recognition and early treatment of carotid stenosis
Ischemic Attack, Transient
Patient Care Team
In patients with stable acute stroke, early CEA is feasible and relatively safe. Stroke or death occurs in only 1%, and most complications are of nonfatal cardiac origin. A standardized stroke team protocol that is inclusive of stroke neurologists and vascular surgeons allows for expeditious and safe CEA in the setting of an acute stroke.