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Table 1 Baseline characteristics, and anatomical/technical data

From: High-grade symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid stenosis in the very elderly. A challenge for proponents of carotid angioplasty and stenting

  Patients ≥ 80 yrs (n = 112) Patients < 80 yrs (n = 987) pvalue
CEAs, n 115 1145  
Mean age, yrs (range) 84.2 (80–93) 67.6(31–79)  
Male, n(%) 69(61.6) 672(68.1) .17
Risk factors    
   Hypertension, n(%) 79 (70.5) 575 (58.2) .01
   Current smoking or past history of smoking, n(%) 86 (76.8) 697 (70.6) .19
   Diabetes mellitus, n(%) 22 (19.6) 331 (30.1) .002
   CAD, n(%) 52 (46.4) 446(45.1) .84
Symptomatic carotid disease, n(%) 76(66.1) 763 (66.7) .92
Asymptomatic carotid disease, n(%) 39 (33.9) 382 (33.3) .92
Contralateral carotid occlusion, n(%) 59 (52.6) 94 (9.5) <.001
CEA with patching, n(%) 35 (30.5) 267 (23.3) .11
Eversion CEA, n(%) 80 (69.5) 878 (76.7) .11
Intraoperative EEG changes, n(%) 52 (45.2) 202 (17.6) <.001
Shunting, n(%) 41 (35.6) 132(11.5) <.001
  1. CEA, carotid endarterectomy; TIA, transient ischemic attack; CAD, coronary artery disease; EEG, electroencephalographic.