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Results of carotid surgery in elderly patients.
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PMID:  9267339     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
METHODS: We have evaluated the results of carotid surgery in 252 patients of 75 years and over age (A group) including 281 interventions between June 1st 1985 and December 31st 1993. RESULTS: These results have been compared to those obtained in 660 patients of less 75 years (B group), operated on over the same period of time (741 interventions). In the A group, the mean age was 78.2 (from 75 to 89) and 37.3% were women. Nicotinism, obesity and dyslipaemia was significantly more frequent in A group. An angor was shown in 48% in A group (versus 38.8% in B group). In A group, 34.5% (n = 97) of patients were neurologically asymptomatic against 41.7% (n = 309) in B group. Four patients aged over 75 died (1.42% per intervention), one from myocardial infarction, the other from postoperative stroke. Three other patients showed a non regressive postoperative neurological deficiency. The Cumulated Rate of Mortality Morbidity (CRMM) in A group is then 2.49% per intervention. It does not significantly differ from B group results: mortality = 1.48% (n = 11, 10 of neurological origin), CRMM = 3.23% per intervention. We counted 4 myocardial infarctions (1.58%) in A group and 5 (0.75%) in B group. The mean time after the interventions was 58 months. The five years actuarial survival is 73% of A group patients and 85% for B group patients. In A group patients, 44% of deaths are of coronary origin and 35% in B group patients. The actuarial rate of people free from neurological deficiency, after 5 years, is 90.9% in A group and 92.4% in B group. CONCLUSIONS: In this study, age does not seem to be a risk factor in carotid surgery. The elderly patients must be selected according to the same criteria as the under 75, save the estimation of intellectual faculties and autonomy.
Y Kerdiles; A Lucas; L Podeur; P Ferte; A Cardon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-11     Completed Date:  1997-09-11     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vascular Surgical Department, C.H.R.U. Rennes, Hôpital Sud, Rennes, France.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Carotid Arteries / surgery*
Carotid Stenosis / complications,  mortality,  surgery
Cerebrovascular Disorders / etiology
Endarterectomy, Carotid
Postoperative Complications
Risk Factors
Survival Rate
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures / mortality

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