Cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction in the elderly: Predictors of long-term survival

Francesco Tomassini, Andrea Gagnor, Alessandro Migliardi, Emanuele Tizzani, Vincenzo Infantino, Sara Giolitto, Maria Rosa Conte, Gaetano Antonio Lanza, Roberto Gnavi, Ferdinando Varbella

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Abstract

Background: Cardiogenic shock (CS) is a severe complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), associated with a high mortality. A significant improvement in survival has been reported with immediate coronary revascularization. However, there is no clear evidence of such an improvement amongst older patients. The aim of our work was to evaluate in-hospital and long-term outcomes in the group of elderly AMI patients with CS (≥75 years old). Methods: We collected data of 157 consecutive AMI patients with CS who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and compared clinical and procedural characteristics and in-hospital and long-term outcomes between patients

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-511
Number of pages7
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume78
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 3 2011

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Keywords

  • acute myocardial infarction
  • cardiogenic shock
  • elderly patients
  • percutaneous coronary intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Tomassini, F., Gagnor, A., Migliardi, A., Tizzani, E., Infantino, V., Giolitto, S., Rosa Conte, M., Antonio Lanza, G., Gnavi, R., & Varbella, F. (2011). Cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction in the elderly: Predictors of long-term survival. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 78(4), 505-511. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.22911