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Acute myocardial infarction in the elderly. Is primary coronary angioplasty the treatment of choice? In-hospital follow-up results

Marzenna Zielińska, Halina Bolińska, Krzysztof Kaczmarek, Jan Krekora, Maciej Kuczborski, Maciej Kośmider, Włodzimierz Koniarek
Kardiol Pol 2004;60(2):100-103.
Vol 60, No 2 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Background: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is one of the main causes of death in the elderly, however, the optimal therapy of AMI in this age-group has not yet been established.
Aim: To compare the early outcome of patients with AMI aged ≥75 years who underwent primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) or were treated conservatively.
Methods: In-hospital outcome of 180 patients aged ≥75 years, hospitalised due to AMI, was retrospectively analysed. Ninety two consecutive patients, admitted with AMI between May 2001 and October 2002, underwent primary PCI whereas 88 patients, treated for AMI between 1993 and 2002, received standard pharmacological therapy without thrombolysis.
Conclusions: Primary PCI in the elderly with AMI is significantly more effective than conservative therapy, except with patients with cardiogenic shock in whom mortality is similar regardless of the therapy used.

Abstract

Background: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is one of the main causes of death in the elderly, however, the optimal therapy of AMI in this age-group has not yet been established.
Aim: To compare the early outcome of patients with AMI aged ≥75 years who underwent primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) or were treated conservatively.
Methods: In-hospital outcome of 180 patients aged ≥75 years, hospitalised due to AMI, was retrospectively analysed. Ninety two consecutive patients, admitted with AMI between May 2001 and October 2002, underwent primary PCI whereas 88 patients, treated for AMI between 1993 and 2002, received standard pharmacological therapy without thrombolysis.
Conclusions: Primary PCI in the elderly with AMI is significantly more effective than conservative therapy, except with patients with cardiogenic shock in whom mortality is similar regardless of the therapy used.
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Keywords

acute myocardial infarction - elderly - primary coronary angioplasty

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Title

Acute myocardial infarction in the elderly. Is primary coronary angioplasty the treatment of choice? In-hospital follow-up results

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 60, No 2 (2004)

Pages

100-103

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;60(2):100-103.

Keywords

acute myocardial infarction - elderly - primary coronary angioplasty

Authors

Marzenna Zielińska
Halina Bolińska
Krzysztof Kaczmarek
Jan Krekora
Maciej Kuczborski
Maciej Kośmider
Włodzimierz Koniarek

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