Declining in-hospital mortality and increasing heart failure incidence in elderly patients with first myocardial infarction.

@article{Ezekowitz2009DecliningIM,
  title={Declining in-hospital mortality and increasing heart failure incidence in elderly patients with first myocardial infarction.},
  author={Justin A Ezekowitz and P Kaul and Jeffery A Bakal and Paul Wayne Armstrong and Robert C. Welsh and Finlay Aleck McAlister},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={13-20}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine the long-term incidence of heart failure (HF) in elderly patients with myocardial infarction (MI). BACKGROUND In-hospital HF is common after MI and is associated with poor short-term prognosis. Limited data exist concerning the long-term incidence or prognosis of HF after MI, particularly in the era of coronary revascularization. METHODS A population-based cohort of 7,733 patients > or = 65 years of age hospitalized for a first MI… CONTINUE READING
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