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Underutilization of aspirin in older patients with prior myocardial infarction at the time of admission to a nursing home.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9588376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of aspirin use in older patients with prior myocardial infarction at the time of admission to a nursing home. DESIGN: In a prospective study, the prevalence of aspirin use in 350 consecutive older patients with documented Q-wave myocardial infarction and no contraindications to aspirin use was investigated in patients aged 60 years or older at the time of admission to a nursing home. SETTING: A large, long-term, healthcare facility. PATIENTS: The patients included 231 women and 119 men, mean age 81 +/- 8 years (range 60 to 100). MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Of the 350 patients with documented Q-wave myocardial infarction and no contraindications to aspirin therapy, 60 patients (17%) were receiving aspirin at the time of admission to the nursing home. CONCLUSION: There is a marked underutilization of aspirin in the treatment of older patients with documented prior myocardial infarction at the time of admission to a nursing home.
Authors:
W S Aronow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0002-8614     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Geriatr Soc     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-03     Completed Date:  1998-06-03     Revised Date:  2008-03-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503062     Medline TA:  J Am Geriatr Soc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  615-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Hebrew Hospital Home, Bronx, New York 10475, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Aspirin / therapeutic use*
Drug Utilization
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / prevention & control*
Nursing Homes*
Patient Admission
Prospective Studies
Recurrence
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
50-78-2/Aspirin
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
J Am Geriatr Soc. 1999 Jan;47(1):120-1   [PMID:  9920243 ]

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