Reconstructive surgery for carotid artery occlusive disease in the elderly--a high risk operation?

Abstract

Patients over 80 yr of age may require carotid surgery for symptomatic or critical asymptomatic carotid artery occlusive disease.A total of 2262 operations were performed between 1990 and 1999; 76 (3.4%) were carotid reconstructions in 70 patients over 80 yr of age. Twenty patients (26%) presented with asymptomatic critical stenosis. Transient ischemic… (More)

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@article{Ommer2001ReconstructiveSF, title={Reconstructive surgery for carotid artery occlusive disease in the elderly--a high risk operation?}, author={Andreas Ommer and Michael Pillny and Klaus Grabitz and Wilhelm Sandmann}, journal={Cardiovascular surgery}, year={2001}, volume={9 6}, pages={552-8} }