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Carotid Endarterectomy (Video): 43

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A silk tie was placed at the center of the shunt for later extraction.     

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Carotid Endarterectomy (Video): 44

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The setup for the arteriotomy is shown. The activated clotting time (ACT) was checked in the operating room and was titrated up to twice normal baseline with IV heparin. A 5-minute interval was allowed to elapse from achieving the desired ACT before the carotid was opened.    

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Carotid Endarterectomy (Video): 45

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A small arteriotomy was made in the common carotid below the bulb using a #11 blade with the point up and the blade directed at a shallow angle so as not to injure the back wall.     

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