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The elderly in a coronary unit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  953604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical features of myocardial infarction were compared in 104 patients over the age of 70 and 399 younger patients admitted to a coronary care unit. Absence of an age bar at 70 years has increased the number of admission to the unit by 24%, and the number of patients with proved infarcts by 26%. Severe complications are more common and mortality is doubled in the elderly. Although immediate management of primary ventricular fibrillation is as successful in older as in younger patients, treatment of the elderly with less dramatic conditions is less successful. The elderly survivors tend to spend longer in the coronary unit and subsequently in the general medical ward.
B O Williams; T B Begg; T Semple; J B McGuinness
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0007-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J     Publication Date:  1976 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-10-20     Completed Date:  1976-10-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372673     Medline TA:  Br Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  451-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / complications
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology
Coronary Care Units
Length of Stay
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction* / complications,  diagnosis,  mortality

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