Age and comorbidity in acute myocardial infarction: a report from the AMI-Florence Italian registry.

Daniela Balzi, Alessandro Barchielli, Eva Buiatti, Caterina Franceschini, Irene Mangani, Laura Del Bianco, Matteo Monami, Serafina Valente, Gian Franco Gensini, Niccolò Marchionni

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Abstract

A total of 930 cases of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction were prospectively recorded in the Florence health district. Factors influencing survival or those associated with use of revascularization (percutaneous coronary intervention, 91%) were identified through multivariate analyses (Cox and logistic regression, respectively). The independent protective effect of coronary reperfusion therapy (CRT) was evident at 36 months (39% reduction in the risk of death). After adjusting for all multivariate predictors, CRT use was 63% less likely at age 85 years and older than at under 65 years (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Geriatric Cardiology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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