Intracranial angioplasty and/or stent placement in octogenarians is associated with a threefold greater risk of periprocedural stroke or death

M. Fareed K. Suri, Nauman Tariq, Farhan Siddiq, Gabriela Vazquez, Robert A. Taylor, Ramachandra P. Tummala, Joan C. Wojak, John C. Chaloupka, Adnan I. Qureshi

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Abstract

Purpose: To compare the clinical and angiographic outcomes of endovascular treatment of symptomatic intracranial stenosis between octogenarian and younger patients. Methods: Data for 244 consecutive patients (173 men; mean age 61.6 years) who underwent angioplasty and/or stenting for intracranial atherosclerotic disease at 5 specialized centers were pooled. Baseline, 30-day, and follow-up clinical and angiographic information were collected. Rates of clinical and angiographic endpoints were compared between patients ≥80 years old versus those <80 years. Results: Patients ≥80 years (n=15) were more likely to be hypertensive (87% versus 69%) and have underlying coronary artery disease (73% versus 36%, p<0.05) compared to younger patients (n=229). The rate of periprocedural stroke and/or death was 3-fold higher among patients aged ≥80 years compared with those <80 years (20% versus 7%, p=0.11). No recurrent stroke or death (excluding periprocedural events) was observed during follow-up in the octogenarian group. In patients who had follow-up angiography, a similar rate of ≥50% restenosis was observed among patients aged ≥80 years and those aged <80 years (25% versus 29%, p>0.1). Conclusion: The 3-fold higher periprocedural death and/or stroke rate suggests cautious use of intracranial angioplasty and/or stent placement in octogenarians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)314-319
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Endovascular Therapy
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Angioplasty
  • Intracranial artery stenosis
  • Mortality
  • Octogenarian
  • Outcome analysis
  • Stent
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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