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 contribution||Non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome: The problem in elderly patients|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Italian Heart Journal Supplement|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine