A meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing bovine pericardium and other patch materials for carotid endarterectomy. J Vasc Surg 2018; 68: 1241–1256.

Published: 29th April 2019

Authors: Texakalidis P, Giannopoulos S, Charisis N, Giannopoulos S, Karasavvidis T, Koullias G et al.


Eighteen studies including 3234 carotid endarterectomies were studied. There were no significant differences in perioperative death and stroke rates between any of the patch materials included, including vein.

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