A 44-year-old member asked:
at what usual age are you too old for carotid artery surgery?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Timothy Wu answered
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
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.
Answered on Apr 27, 2013
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