Carotid endarterectomy for stroke prevention in older people

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Consideration of the elderly patient's symptom status and anticipated stroke risk with best medical therapy, perioperative risk, life expectancy, medical comorbidities, and current quality of life is critical in deciding whether to recommend carotid endarterectomy. This recommendation can only be made with knowledge of the surgeon's rates of perioperative complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-700
Number of pages16
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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