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Left ventricular remodeling in the elderly with acute anterior myocardial infarction treated with primary coronary intervention.
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PMID:  20640535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We compared left ventricular (LV) remodeling following a first time acute anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction (aSTEMI) treated with primary coronary intervention (pPCI) in different age groups. A total of 116 patients, 61 aged <65 and 55 aged >or=65 years, who survived after a recent aSTEMI treated with pPCI, underwent dobutamine stress-echocardiography (DSE) and non-invasive measurement of left anterior descending coronary artery flow reserve (CFR) during intravenous adenosine infusion. Baseline LV dimensions and systolic function were similar between the two groups; wall motion score indices during all DSE stages and CFR were also similar. In both groups, the LV ejection fraction was positively affected by the presence of viability in the necrosis area and by a higher CFR, but negatively influenced by viability in a remote area, an indirect sign of an extensive infarction size. This study demonstrates that PCI in the geriatric population with aSTEMI is as equally effective as in younger subjects, in terms of LV remodeling and function.
Francesca Innocenti; Francesca Caldi; Cinzia Meini; Chiara Agresti; Giorgio J Baldereschi; Niccolò Marchionni; Giulio Masotti; Riccardo Pini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal and emergency medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1970-9366     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-23     Completed Date:  2010-11-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101263418     Medline TA:  Intern Emerg Med     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence and Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi, Via delle Oblate 1, 50141, Florence, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary
Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction / therapy*
Ventricular Remodeling*

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