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A retrospective study of myocardial infarction occurring in elderly patients in a coronary care unit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1938315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Myocardial infarction is a major cause of morbidity and mortality particularly in the elderly. Coronary Care Unit monitoring has resulted in the improvement in prognosis in all age groups. In this study, the clinical course and outcome of 204 consecutive patients with acute myocardial infarction aged over 65 years is retrospectively analysed. All patients were managed in a Coronary Care Unit operating a needs related policy. Those under 75 years (120 patients) were compared to those over that age (84 patients). The groups differed in terms of clinical presentation, cardiac enzymatic rise and response to drug therapy. However they had similar complication rates, morbidity and mortality.
E C Mulkerrin; R Dewar; C Condon; J Curran; A J Bayer; M S Laher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish journal of medical science     Volume:  160     ISSN:  0021-1265     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir J Med Sci     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-26     Completed Date:  1991-12-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806864     Medline TA:  Ir J Med Sci     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Medicine, James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Coronary Care Units / standards*
Hospitals, Urban
Ireland / epidemiology
Monitoring, Physiologic / standards
Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology*,  mortality,  therapy
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors

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