A 37-year-old member asked:
At what usual age are you too old for carotid artery surgery?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Vascular Surgery 18 years experience
Controversial.: Age by itself is not a contraindication for carotid artery surgery. More important are that person's risks, such as heart disease and such. A more interesting question is whether or not one would benefit from carotid artery surgery, and this is a very controversial topic within my field. There is little to suggest there is an absolute age cutoff, however. Discuss with a vascular surgeon.
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General Surgery 30 years experience
It depends.: It depends on the functional status of the patient. I have done carotid surgery on a 96 yo who was highly functional. Overall the incidence of stroke is slightly higher but still very low. What also has to be considered is whether the patient is symptomatic or not.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Can you be too old to have carotid artery surgery?
6 doctor answers • 24 doctors weighed in
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
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A 48-year-old member asked:
At what age are you considered too old for carotid artery surgery?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 37 years experience
Age/carotid surgery: I don't think there is an age limit. Many factors besides age come into play when considering any surgery. Carotid artery stenting has certainly allowed older patients to have carotid blockages corrected but at a somewhat higher risk for stroke.
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