Trends in mortality rates in elderly ST elevation myocardial infarction patients submitted to primary percutaneous coronary intervention: A 7-year single-center experience

Chiara Lazzeri, Serafina Valente, Marco Chiostri, Paola Attanà, Claudio Picariello, Gian Franco Gensini

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Abstract

Aim: Limited data are available on the safety and outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in elderly patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), as elderly patients are under-represented in randomized trials. Methods: We therefore aimed at assessing the trends in mortality rates (both at short-term and at 1-year follow up) in an unselected cohort of 404 STEMI patients aged ≥75years all submitted to primary PCI and consecutively admitted to our Intensive Cardiac Care Unit from 2004 to 2010. Results: In the first period (2004-2006), 202 patients (202/661, 30.6%) were aged ≥75years, whereas in the second period (2007-2010), 203 patients (203/607, 33.4%) were aged ≥75years. In the second period, STEMI patients were older (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-717
Number of pages7
JournalGeriatrics and Gerontology International
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Long-term follow up
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Prognosis
  • ST elevation myocardial infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology
  • Health(social science)

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