Vascular

Question 4 (Sept 2019)

A 66-year-old man is listed for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) 10 days after suffering a cerebrovascular accident

a) Name 4 advantages of performing the procedure under regional anaesthesia (4 marks)

b) Name 4 disadvantages of performing the procedure under regional anaesthesia (4 marks)

c) Name 3 local or regional anaesthetic techniques tha may be used? (3 marks)

d) Why is cardiovascular instability common during CEA (3 marks)

e) Following this procedure name 6 specific postoperative complications that may occur? (6 marks)