IMR Press / RCM / Volume 22 / Issue 4 / DOI: 10.31083/j.rcm2204158
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Immediate postoperative interventional therapy for neurologic salvage when cerebral thromboembolism complicates carotid endarterectomy
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1 Department of Neurosurgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, 150001 Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
2 Institute of Brain Science, Harbin Medical University, 150076 Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
3 Central Research Laboratory, Bashkir State Medical University, 450008 Ufa, Russia
*Correspondence: (Huaizhang Shi)
These authors contributed equally.
Academic Editors: Calogera Pisano and Luca Zanoli
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2021, 22(4), 1541–1546;
Submitted: 2 July 2021 | Revised: 6 August 2021 | Accepted: 1 September 2021 | Published: 22 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Frontiers in Cardiac Surgery: Biomarkers and Treatment)
Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by IMR Press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license (

Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) continues to be one of the most important medical and social problems in our country. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is the standard and effective surgical treatment for AIS prevention in patients with significant carotid artery stenosis. Even though CEA is a safe procedure when performed by an experienced surgeon, it is still associated with risks of operative complications inherent to any surgical intervention. Therefore, immediate postoperative appropriate adjuvant or neurological salvage therapy for AIS patients after CEA is necessary. In this study,we report three patients in our institution who received immediate post-operative interventional therapy for neurological salvage, in the setting of cerebral embolism after CEA.

Carotid artery endarterectomy
Neurologic salvage
Interventional therapy
Acute ischemic stroke
Mechanical thrombectomy
Fig. 1.
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