Comparison of short-term clinical postoperative outcomes in patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy: Intensive care unit versus the ward high-dependency unit

D. Angel, K. Sieunarine, Judith Finn, E. Mackenzie, B. Taylor, H. Kidd, B.P. Mwipatayi

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Abstract

The objective of this research was to examine the routine postoperative management of patients who have undergonecarotid endarterectomy and compare the intensive care unit (ICU) with the ward high-dependency unit (HDU) in termsof the number, type, severity, or management of postoperative clinical events within a 48-hour time frame. Two of thevascular surgeons routinely admitted patients to the ICU, and 1 vascular surgeon routinely admitted patients to the wardHDU. This research determines whether there was a difference in outcomes between the 2 groups with the intention ofchanging the practice of the 2 vascular surgeons who routinely admitted their patients to the ICU. This was anonexperimental, descriptive, prospective study of all patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy during an 18-month period between August 1999 and January 2000.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-90
JournalJournal of Vascular Nursing
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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