Factors affecting the management of outcome in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction particularly with regard to reperfusion. Data from the French regional RICO survey.

@article{Popitan2005FactorsAT,
  title={Factors affecting the management of outcome in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction particularly with regard to reperfusion. Data from the French regional RICO survey.},
  author={Laura Popit{\'e}an and Olivier Barthez and Gilles Rioufol and Marianne Zeller and Isabelle Arveux and Gilles Dentan and Yves Laurent and Luc Janin-Manificat and Michel Fraison and J C Beer and Hamid Makki and Pierre Pfitzenmeyer and Yves Cottin},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2005},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={409-15}
}
BACKGROUND Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in elderly patients is often unrecognized and associated with poor prognosis. OBJECTIVES To investigate management and efficacy of reperfusion therapy to the elderly patients with AMI. METHODS From the January 1, 2001 to October 31, 2002, 964 patients with AMI were included in the French regional RICO survey. The patients were divided into three groups: younger (<70 years old), elderly (70-79 years old) and very elderly (>or=80 years old… CONTINUE READING