Does angina the week before protect against first myocardial infarction in elderly patients?

@article{JimnezNavarro2001DoesAT,
  title={Does angina the week before protect against first myocardial infarction in elderly patients?},
  author={Manuel Jim{\'e}nez-Navarro and Juan Jos{\'e} G{\'o}mez-Doblas and Juan Horacio Alonso-Briales and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Hern{\'a}ndez Garc{\'i}a and Gemma G{\'o}mez and Angel Garcia Alc{\'a}ntara and Isabel Rodr{\'i}guez-Bail{\'o}n and Alberto Barrera and Antoine Montiel and J Salvador Espinosa Caliani and Eduardo de Teresa},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={11-5}
}
Mortality rates for coronary artery disease are greater in elderly patients. Although prodromal angina occurring shortly before an acute myocardial infarction (MI) has protective effects against ischemia, this effect has not been well documented in older patients. This study investigated whether angina 1 week before a first MI provides protection in this group of patients. A total of 290 consecutive elderly (>64 years old, n = 143) and adult patients (<65 years old, n = 147) with a first MI… CONTINUE READING

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