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Is it possible to have the carotid artery cleared at age 70?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Absolutely. In a functional 70 year old who is at risk for a stroke, carotid surgery is beneficial.

In brief: Yes

Absolutely. In a functional 70 year old who is at risk for a stroke, carotid surgery is beneficial.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Linda Harris
Age is only a relative risk for surgery. A patient who is otherwise in good health should be able to undergo surgery. Many surgeons also can perform this procedure under a regional block (numbing medicine like at the dentist) rather than with general anesthesia.
Dr. David Wilson
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Wilson
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