Carotid stenting in patients older than 65 years with inoperable carotid artery disease: a single-center experience.

@article{Gupta2000CarotidSI,
  title={Carotid stenting in patients older than 65 years with inoperable carotid artery disease: a single-center experience.},
  author={Abhishek.K. Gupta and Anmol Bhatia and Arvind Ahuja and Yoseph Shalev and Tanvir K. Bajwa},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2000},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={
          1-8; discussion 9
        }
}
Carotid angioplasty and stenting to treat extracranial carotid stenosis is an alternative (as yet not widely accepted) to high-risk surgery, but its safety and efficacy are little known, especially in elderly patients. We reviewed our 3-year experience of treating 100 elderly patients (> 65 years old) considered to be inoperable (76 men, 24 women, mean age 76+/-10 years, mean follow-up 18+/-9.2 months) and present two case histories. Most (85%) were symptomatic (transient ischemic attacks in 60… CONTINUE READING
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