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Carotid endarterectomy is safe for octogenarians

Presented as a mini-presentation at the Thirty-sixth Western Vascular Society Annual Meeting, Jackson Hole, WY, October 16-19, 2021.
      Background: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has demonstrated superior results in stroke risk reduction for patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis. However, this benefit has long been questioned for the elderly and high-risk populations. In the present study, we aimed to provide high-volume, single-institution data with long-term follow-up examining the risk factors for postoperative stroke and stroke-free survival stratified by age for asymptomatic and symptomatic patients undergoing CEA.
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