• Fifty carotid endarterectomies were performed in 46 patients with nonhemispheric transient ischemic attacks. There was no mortality. Three patients had temporary strokes postoperatively. Ninety-five percent of the patients were improved and remained so at follow-up examination. Clinical improvement was not related to the presence or absence of vertebral or subclavian stenosis. In retrospect, the two patients who were unimproved had been improperly selected.
(Arch Surg 110:1314-1317, 1975)