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Is it wise to have a 90%coratid artery on the left side fixed by surgery on a 74 yr old male with mild to moderate dementia. Meds did not help?

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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Depends

there are important questions you need to consider. confidence from vascular surgeon based on experience and results as well as honesty.
the quality of life - since this person has dementia, the outcome of surgery may not be great due to the possibility of delirium and complications from surgery such as stroke and others.

In brief: Depends

there are important questions you need to consider. confidence from vascular surgeon based on experience and results as well as honesty.
the quality of life - since this person has dementia, the outcome of surgery may not be great due to the possibility of delirium and complications from surgery such as stroke and others.
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