Benefit of Carotid Stenting in Elderly Called Into Question

January 14, 2015 6:13 PM

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mortality risk in older Medicare patients who undergo carotid artery stenting is high, according to a report published online Jan. 12 in JAMA Neurology.

Soko Setoguchi-Iwata, M.D., Dr.P.H., an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues collected data on 22,516 Medicare patients, average age 76, who had carotid artery stenting between 2005 and 2009.

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