Intracerebral hemorrhage following carotid endarterectomy: a hypertensive complication?
Two patients with transient ischemic attacks and subsequent minor cerebral infarction had repair of very tight carotid stenosis, 4 and 5 weeks respectively after their stroke. Each developed intracerebral hemorrhage when hypertension was uncontrolled during the post-operative period. Hypertension is a significant complication of carotid endarterectomy, and may be a prominent factor in the development of intracerebral hemorrhage post-carotid endarterectomy.
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