Safety of carotid artery stenting for elderly patients with cervical carotid artery stenosis.

Safety of carotid artery stenting for elderly patients with cervical carotid artery stenosis. Interv Neuroradiol. 2020 Jan 22;:1591019919900831 Authors: Taguchi A, Sakamoto S, Okazaki T, Oshita J, Kuwabara M, Kurisu K Abstract BACKGROUND: Several recent randomized controlled trials have reported that perioperative complications of carotid artery stenting increase with age, and Japan has the highest proportion of elderly in the world. We retrospectively compared clinical factors, treatment outcomes, and adverse events between younger and elderly carotid artery stenting patients at a single institution in Japan to assess carotid artery stenting safety for the aged population. METHODS: A total of 150 consecutive patients treated with carotid artery stenting using the dual protection (simultaneous flow reversal and distal filter) and blood aspiration method were enrolled. Patients were classified into an elderly (O) group ≥75 years (54/150, 36.0%) and a younger (Y) group
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