Pulmonary endarterectomy: outcomes in patients aged >70
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 05/24/2012
Berman M et al. – Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) surgery in patients ≥70 years is safe and carries a comparable risk of early mortality in younger patients, but there is an increase in resource use due to longer ICU and hospital stays. Advanced age should be taken into consideration when assessing suitability for PEA, but age per se should not be a contraindication to surgery.