Outlook after acute myocardial infarction in the very elderly compared with that in patients aged 65 to 75 years.

@article{Smith1990OutlookAA,
  title={Outlook after acute myocardial infarction in the very elderly compared with that in patients aged 65 to 75 years.},
  author={Sidney C. Smith and Elizabeth A. Gilpin and Staffan Ahnve and Howard Dittrich and Pascal Nicod and Hartmut Henning and John Ross},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={784-92}
}
Little is known concerning late outcome and prognostic factors after acute myocardial infarction in the very elderly (greater than 75 years of age). Accordingly, this study compared the clinical course and mortality rate for up to 1 year in a large multicenter data base that included 702 patients greater than 75 years of age (mean +/- SD 81 +/- 4 years), with a less elderly subset of 1,321 patients between 65 and 75 years of age (mean 70 +/- 3 years). The postdischarge 1 year cardiac mortality… CONTINUE READING