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Treatment of myocardial ischemia and myocardial infarction in the elderly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8211353     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The diagnosis of coronary artery disease in the elderly is problematic because older patients often present atypical symptoms or are asymptomatic. Once coronary disease is diagnosed, the proper course of treatment is not always clear, since few studies have focused on patients older than 65 years. Moreover, older patients often have medical conditions that may aggravate coexisting cardiovascular problems or interfere with conventional pharmacotherapy. For these reasons many physicians who treat cardiovascular problems aggressively in younger patients are reluctant to do so in older individuals. There is considerable evidence, however, that older patients could benefit as much or more from aggressive therapy because of their greater risk of mortality from myocardial ischemia and infarction.
W H Frishman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-23     Completed Date:  1993-11-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2S29-37     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10461.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cardiovascular Agents / classification,  therapeutic use*
Cause of Death
Longitudinal Studies
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  epidemiology
Myocardial Ischemia / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  epidemiology
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Risk Factors
Survival Rate
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cardiovascular Agents

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