You are never too old

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The case is reported of a 77-year-old man with a resuscitated cardiac arrest caused by an anterior acute myocardial infarction who underwent thrombolysis with streptokinase. Although coronary angiography revealed three-vessel disease with good distal vessels suitable for surgical revascularization, the patient refused to undergo the operation. He remained symptomatic on conventional medical therapy for about 14 months when, because of his poor compliance with his treatment and progression of the coronary artery disease, his cardiac symptoms became more frequent, reducing his quality of life. Cardiac rehabilitation and high-dose trimetazidine (120 mg/day) were used as additional means of optimizing his medical treatment, achieving a progressive relief of symptoms and an improvement in his quality of life, with good compliance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalHeart and Metabolism
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Compliance
  • Elderly
  • Prognosis
  • Trimetazidine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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