[Surgical treatment of mechanical complications of myocardial infarction after 65 years of age].

@article{DonzeauGouge1984SurgicalTO,
  title={[Surgical treatment of mechanical complications of myocardial infarction after 65 years of age].},
  author={P Donzeau-Gouge and A H Piwnica},
  journal={Annales de cardiologie et d'angeiologie},
  year={1984},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={379-83}
}
Age does not seem to influence either the operative mortality or the incidence of mechanical complications of myocardial infarction, although for some authors rupture of the free wall is more frequent in the elderly. On the other hand, post-operative morbidity is higher in the elderly because the acute haemodynamic disturbances involved often aggravate… CONTINUE READING