Can risk stratification be used to alter prognosis through interventional procedures in the elderly after acute myocardial infarction?

G. M. Yamada, Joseph S Alpert

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Abstract

Elderly post-infarction patients have a higher mortality than younger patients. Cardiac catheterization and angioplasty have been shown to be safe and effective in this age group, but may be associated with more frequent complications. Despite the apparent benefits of aggressive management of acute ischemia in the elderly, much less is known of the impact of interventional procedures on prognosis following acute myocardial infarction. This review critically examines the literature regarding the use of interventional procedures in the elderly with emphasis on post-infarction risk stratification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology in the Elderly
Volume3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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Keywords

  • acute myocardial infarction
  • elderly
  • prevention
  • risk stratification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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