Sindromi coronariche acute senza sopraslivellamento del tratto ST: Il problema del paziente anziano

Translated title of the contribution: Non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome: The problem in elderly patients

Mario Leoncini, Stefano De Servi, Toni Badia, Roberto Piero Dabizzi

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Abstract

The elderly population represents a relevant proportion of patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes and are at increased risk because of the greater extent of coronary artery disease, a reduction in left ventricular ejection fraction, and associated comorbidities. Results from registries and post-hoc analysis of randomized clinical trials have shown that an early invasive strategy with myocardial revascularization when indicated offers a greater clinical benefit in the elderly that in younger patients despite an increased procedural risk in elderly patients.

Translated title of the contributionNon-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome: The problem in elderly patients
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
JournalItalian Heart Journal Supplement
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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