Carotid stenting in a nonagenarian patient with symptomatic carotid stenosis

K. Ranjan Shetty, G. Vivek, Manoj K. Gupta, Krishananda Nayak, Umesh Pai, Lorraine Dias, Kushal Naha, Raviraj Acharya

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Abstract

Carotid artery stenosis is a disabling disease in all age groups. Elderly people are more prone to recurrent strokes due to advancing age and multiple co-morbidities. Treatment options for symptomatic carotid stenosis in the very elderly are the same as in younger patients although with a higher operative risk. We describe a successful case of carotid artery stenting in a nonagenarian with symptomatic carotid artery stenosis, a subgroup for whom treatment options are rarely discussed in guidelines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)528-530
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Medical Journal
Volume5
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08-11-2012

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