Outcomes after carotid angioplasty and stenting in symptomatic octogenarians.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Octogenarians were excluded from participation in many carotid endarterectomy trials due to the high complication rates observed in past studies. However, stroke resulting from carotid stenosis is expected to increase with the aging population. Moreover, advances in Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting (CAS) techniques have resulted in perceived… (More)

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