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Aortic arch surgery in octogenarians: is it justified?

Authors
  • Kurazumi, Hiroshi
  • Mikamo, Akihito
  • Kudo, Tomoaki
  • Suzuki, Ryo
  • Takahashi, Masaya
  • Shirasawa, Bungo
  • Zempo, Nobuya
  • Hamano, Kimikazu
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2014
Volume
46
Issue
4
Pages
672–677
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezu056
PMID: 24585553
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Surgical intervention for aortic arch disease in octogenarians can yield satisfactory early clinical outcomes and acceptable mid-term survival with adequate daily activity. This study indicates that among octogenarians, age alone should not disqualify a patient from receiving an aortic arch intervention.

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