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Other research product . 2008

Historical overview of carotid artery surgical treatment

Popov Petar; Jocić Dario; Babić Srđan; Tanasković Slobodan; Jovanović Predrag; Nenezić Dragoslav; Ilijevski Nenad; +1 Authors
Open Access
English
Published: 01 Jan 2008
Publisher: Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo
Country: Serbia
Abstract
Since antiquity, there has been a mystery about the cerebral circulation function. Scientific methods were introduced in research at the end of the nineteenth century. During the first half of the last century, the problem of occlusive carotid disease was defined and the basis for the surgical treatment of carotid disease was established. The first contemporary reconstructive surgical procedures were performed in the middle of the last century, the time when successful surgical treatment of carotid disease began. Today, carotid endarterectomy is one the most frequently performed vascular surgical procedures of all, followed by very low morbidity and mortality rates.
Subjects

history, carotid artery, endarterectomy, arteriosclerosis

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