General anaesthetic versus local anaesthetic for carotid surgery "GALA"

Completed

Phase N/A Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Any patient requiring an endarterectomy who is suitable for either local or general anaesthesia, and there is no clear indication for either type. Patients with either symptomatic or asymptomatic stenosis for whom surgery is advised are eligible.

Exclusion Criteria

Failure to obtain fully informed consent, patient unable to co-operate with awake testing during local anaesthesia, patient considered unsuitable for general anaesthesia, patient considered unsuitable for local anaesthesia, patient requires simultaneous bilateral carotid endarterectomies, carotid endarterectomy combined with another operative procedure, patient has been randomised into the trial previously.