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Early Prognostic Assessment and Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Elderly.
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PMID:  11416565     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The progressive aging of the population is associated with an increase in the proportion of very old patients (greater than 75 years) hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction. The lack of evidence regarding the efficacy of most therapeutic interventions for acute myocardial infarction in these patients is leading to a significant degree of uncertainty in the cardiology community with respect to their optimal management. When aggressive treatment (defined as a therapeutic strategy designed to obtain and maintain a patent infarct-related coronary artery at an early moment) of acute myocardial infarction is considered in very old patients, three main questions should be addressed: why should we treat? Whom should we treat? And how should we treat? To answer these questions, the authors reviewed the data available in the literature as well as new data from the PPRIMM75 (Pronóstico del PRimer Infarto de Miocardio en Mayores de 75 aÃ+/-os) Registry, a large, prospective database of patients aged 75 years or older, admitted to a single coronary care unit in Madrid, Spain, for their first acute myocardial infarction during the last decade. (c) 2000 by CVRR, Inc.
Héctor Bueno
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Title:  The American journal of geriatric cardiology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1751-715X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Geriatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
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Created Date:  2001-Jun-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9215283     Medline TA:  Am J Geriatr Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  192-196     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Hospital General Universitario "Gregorio MaraÃ+/-ón," Madrid, Spain.
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