Will elderly non-Q-wave infarction patients benefit from an aggressive approach?

M. K. Chung, M. S. Bosner, J. P. McKenzie, J. Shen, M. W. Rich

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Abstract

In a study of 187 acute myocardial infarction patients, we compared the early and long-term course and prognoses of 70 elderly patients with non-Q- wave infarction with those of 61 younger patients with non-Q-wave and 56 elderly patients with Q-wave infarction. The principle finding was that the elderly non-Q-wave infarction patients accounted for 62% of all deaths occurring during the first year after hospital discharge. This suggests that an aggressive diagnostic and therapeutic approach might be of particular benefit to these high-risk patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology Review
Volume13
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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    Chung, M. K., Bosner, M. S., McKenzie, J. P., Shen, J., & Rich, M. W. (1996). Will elderly non-Q-wave infarction patients benefit from an aggressive approach? Cardiology Review, 13(3), 33-36.