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Endovascular therapies for noncoronary atherosclerosis in the elderly: supra-aortic vessels and thoracoabdominal aorta lesions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15886540     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Due to the aging of the population and the fact that people are living longer, there are increasing numbers of older patients with noncoronary atherosclerosis. Carotid and subclavian arteries are often the first involved vessels in atherosclerosis, and thoracoabdominal aortic involvement is becoming even more frequent. New techniques, such as intra-arterial thrombolysis, protection and thrombo-aspiration devices, and new stent graft designs are becoming available for percutaneous treatment of atherosclerosis in such vessels. In this review, the authors offer geriatric cardiologists an overview and an update of the most recent advances in techniques and results in the field of interventional treatments of atherosclerosis of supra-aortic vessels and thoracoabdominal aorta in the elderly.
Gianluca Rigatelli; Mario Zanchetta
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of geriatric cardiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1076-7460     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Geriatr Cardiol     Publication Date:    2005 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-11     Completed Date:  2005-10-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9215283     Medline TA:  Am J Geriatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  142-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
EndoCardioVascular Therapy Research, Verona, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angioplasty, Balloon*
Aorta, Abdominal / physiopathology
Aorta, Thoracic / physiopathology
Arteriosclerosis / classification,  therapy*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / trends
Brachiocephalic Trunk / physiopathology
Carotid Arteries / physiopathology
Endarterectomy, Carotid* / adverse effects
Subclavian Artery / physiopathology
Thrombolytic Therapy*

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