A 25-year-old member asked:
is it possible to have the carotid artery cleared at age 70?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Oliver Aalami answered
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Absolutely. In a functional 70 year old who is at risk for a stroke, carotid surgery is beneficial.
Answered on Aug 3, 2012
Dr. David Wilson answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Vascular surgeons decide whether or not to recommend carotid surgery based upon a patient's symptoms, overall medical condition and life expectancy. Age is much less of a consideration.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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