Carotid stenting in a nonagenarian patient with symptomatic carotid stenosis

Shetty, Ranjan K and Vivek, G and Gupta, Manoj K and Nayak, Krishananda and Pai, Umesh M and Dias, Lorraine and Naha, Kushal and Acharya, Raviraja (2012) Carotid stenting in a nonagenarian patient with symptomatic carotid stenosis. Australasian Medical Journal, 5 (10). pp. 528-530.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carotid artery stenosis, nonagenarian, carotid artery stenting
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2012 11:28
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2012 11:28

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