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Coronary artery disease in the geriatric population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8604446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The elderly represent an increasingly important and challenging subset of the population of patients with ischemic heart disease. They are more likely to have comorbid conditions, atypical presentations, and unfavorable outcomes than their younger counterparts. Some of these findings are undoubtedly related to the structural and functional changes in the cardiovascular system associated with aging. The available data suggest that standard pharmacologic, thrombolytic, and definitive revascularization techniques have important roles in the therapy of geriatric patients but have been underused.
N M Keller; F Feit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in cardiovascular diseases     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0033-0620     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Publication Date:    1996 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-05-13     Completed Date:  1996-05-13     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376442     Medline TA:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-18     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
New York University School of Medicine, Tisch Hospital, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, NY 10016, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena
Coronary Disease / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Myocardial Ischemia / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy

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