Cerebrovascular Disease and Critical Limb Ischaemia

  • Carlo Setacci
  • Maria Agnese Mele
  • Giuseppe Galzerano
  • Giuseppe de Donato
  • Domenico Benevento
  • Massimiliano Walter Guerrieri
  • Francesco Setacci
  • Bruno Amato
Chapter

Abstract

Old age can be defined as age approaching or surpassing the average life span of human beings and is thus at the end of the human life cycle. Older people have limited regeneration abilities and are more prone to disease, syndromes and sickness than other adults. Octogenarians are considered very fragile patients; they have a series of comorbidities presenting a high incidence of renal, pulmonary and cardiac diseases. Moreover, they often present some anatomical characteristics that may represent real contraindications for some types of procedure. Therefore, elderly patients are considered patients at high surgical risk. Cerebrovascular disease and critical limb ischaemia are two pathologies that affected elderly people and can represent a challenge for vascular surgeons.

Keywords

Elderly patients Endovascular procedures Open surgery Cerebrovascular disease Critical limb ischaemia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Setacci
    • 1
  • Maria Agnese Mele
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Galzerano
    • 1
  • Giuseppe de Donato
    • 1
  • Domenico Benevento
    • 1
  • Massimiliano Walter Guerrieri
    • 1
  • Francesco Setacci
    • 1
  • Bruno Amato
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurosciences, Vascular and Endovascular UnitSiena UniversitySienaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento Medicina Clinica e ChirurgiaUniversità degli studi di Napoli Federico IINaplesItaly

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