Surgical Strategy in Patients with Associated Carotid and Coronary Artery Lesions: Staged or Combined Operations?
It is well known that life expectancy in industrialized countries has increased tremendously. Whereas at the beginning of the nineteenth century in Italy overall life expectancy was almost 43 years, in 1990 it is 73 and 79 years for men and women, respectively. More surprisingly, the further life expectancy for 75 year olds is still very high, namely 9 and 12 further years for men and women respectively. Therefore, elderly patients are becoming more and more numerous, and medical and surgical approaches have totally changed.
KeywordsCoronary Artery Bypass Graft Carotid Endarterectomy Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patient Carotid Lesion Carotid Bruit
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