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Carotid endaterectomy

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:26 am
by jmaslanko
A driver presented for recertification. He'd been on medical leave for a carotid endarterctomy, which was performed after a TIA. He's now about 2 1/2 months post procedure, is doing fine clinically, asymptomatic, and has been released by his surgeon. I can't find any specified waiting period after endarterectomy in the guidelines, so I assume the 1 year TIA recommendation would apply. Do others concur?

Re: Carotid endaterectomy

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:52 am
by occmedpac
I agree with one year wait post TIA with no recurrent neuro symptoms and full neurology clearance...