Increased aortic arch calcification in patients older than 75 years: implications for carotid artery stenting in elderly patients.

@article{Bazan2007IncreasedAA,
  title={Increased aortic arch calcification in patients older than 75 years: implications for carotid artery stenting in elderly patients.},
  author={Hernan A. Bazan and Sanjeev Pradhan and Hamid R. Mojibian and Tassos Kyriakides and Alan Dardik},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={841-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Recent studies reveal a consistently higher periprocedural risk of stroke during carotid artery stenting in octogenarians compared with younger patients. The mechanisms accounting for this increased risk of embolization and stroke in elderly patients are poorly understood. We analyzed the calcium content and aortic arch type in a consecutive series of patients to determine whether aortic arch calcium content is related to either age or arch type classification. METHODS Aortic arch… CONTINUE READING

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