Management of the elderly person after myocardial infarction.

@article{Aronow2004ManagementOT,
  title={Management of the elderly person after myocardial infarction.},
  author={Wilbert S Aronow},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 11},
  pages={
          1173-85
        }
}
Elderly persons after myocardial infarction should have their modifiable coronary artery risk factors intensively treated. Hypertension should be treated with beta blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. The blood pressure should be reduced to <140/85 mmHg and to > or = 130/80 mmHg in persons with diabetes or renal insufficiency. The serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol should be reduced to <100 mg/dl with statins if necessary. Aspirin or clopidogrel, beta blockers, and… CONTINUE READING