Carotid stenting in a nonagenarian patient with symptomatic carotid stenosis

Australas Med J. 2012;5(10):528-30. doi: 10.4066/AMJ.2012.1278. Epub 2012 Oct 31.


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.

Keywords: Carotid artery stenosis; carotid artery stenting; nonagenarian.

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