Vascular operations in nonagenarians

Krishna M. Jain, Eugene Simoni, John S. Munn

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Abstract

This is a retrospective study describing our experience with vascular surgical procedures performed in patients 90 years of age or older. Thirty- four procedures, including major and minor vascular reconstruction and amputation, were performed in 20 patients. The 30-day mortality rate was 6% for planned surgical procedures. The 24-month survival rate was 82% for elective major revascularizations and limb salvage was 80% in these patients. We believe that vascular reconstruction can be carried out with acceptable morbidity and mortality when the operations are planned and the patients have been chosen carefully.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-39
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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