[Coronary angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery in older patients. Incidence, complications and mortality, 1999-2003].

@article{Tjerrild2006CoronaryAA,
  title={[Coronary angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery in older patients. Incidence, complications and mortality, 1999-2003].},
  author={Stinne Bennike Tjerrild and Anne Mette Prammann Jakobsen and Tina Svenstrup Poulsen and Lars Ib Andersen and Hans F Mickley},
  journal={Ugeskrift for laeger},
  year={2006},
  volume={168 41},
  pages={3521-5}
}
INTRODUCTION Persons over 70 years of age are the fastest-growing segment of the population. A major proportion of these elderly have ischemic heart disease and may need treatment. We describe the development of mechanical coronary revascularization in patients aged 70-79 years versus those 80 years of age or older over a five-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS During 1999, 2001 and 2003, a total of 774 patients over 70 years of age had coronary angioplasty (PCI) or coronary artery bypass… CONTINUE READING