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At what age are you considered too old for carotid artery surgery?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: None specific

Patients 80 years and above considered high risk for any procedure including carotid surgery.
But some patients who are above 80 yrs old are better candidates for carotid surgery than some 60's and 70's yr old patients. So it really depends on every patient.

In brief: None specific

Patients 80 years and above considered high risk for any procedure including carotid surgery.
But some patients who are above 80 yrs old are better candidates for carotid surgery than some 60's and 70's yr old patients. So it really depends on every patient.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Milunski
Dr. Mark Milunski
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Too old?

It is not the age of a person but their overall condition, life expectancy and things like that which go into the decision to offer repair.

In brief: Too old?

It is not the age of a person but their overall condition, life expectancy and things like that which go into the decision to offer repair.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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