Age-based differences of percutaneous coronary intervention in the drug-eluting stent era.

@article{Floyd2006AgebasedDO,
  title={Age-based differences of percutaneous coronary intervention in the drug-eluting stent era.},
  author={Kevin Floyd and John E. Jayne and Aaron V. Kaplan and Bruce J. Friedman and Nathaniel W. Niles and Bruce Hettleman and John F. Robb and Craig A. Thompson},
  journal={Journal of interventional cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={381-7}
}
INTRODUCTION Limited data are available on contemporary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) practice patterns and outcomes in elderly patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate "real-world" PCI in elderly and nonelderly patients during the first year of availability of drug-eluting stents (DES) in the United States market (May 1, 2003-April 30, 2004). METHODS One thousand one hundred sixty-six consecutive patients (272 elderly [age > or =75 years] and 894 nonelderly [age <75… CONTINUE READING