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Percutaneous coronary intervention in the elderly with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  25114518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
As a result of increased life expectancy, octogenarians constitute an increasing proportion of patients admitted to hospital for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Primary percutaneous coronary intervention is currently the treatment of choice for octogenarians presenting with STEMI. The recent literature on this topic has yielded controversial results, even though advances in drug-eluting stents and new types of antithrombotic agents are improving the management of STEMI and postoperative care. In this paper, we review the current status of percutaneous coronary intervention in the elderly with STEMI, including the reasons for their high mortality and morbidity, predictors of mortality, and strategies to improve outcomes.
Lei Gao; Xin Hu; Yu-Qi Liu; Qiao Xue; Quan-Zhou Feng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-7-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical interventions in aging     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1178-1998     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Interv Aging     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-8-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101273480     Medline TA:  Clin Interv Aging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1241-1246     Citation Subset:  -    
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