Predictors of treatment in acute coronary syndromes in the elderly: impact on decision making and clinical outcome after interventional versus conservative treatment.

@article{Rittger2012PredictorsOT,
  title={Predictors of treatment in acute coronary syndromes in the elderly: impact on decision making and clinical outcome after interventional versus conservative treatment.},
  author={Harald Rittger and Steffen Schnupp and Anil-Martin Sinha and O. -A. Breithardt and Martin Schmidt and Stefan Zimmermann and Christian Mahnkopf and Johannes Brachmann and Johannes Rieber},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2012},
  volume={80 5},
  pages={735-43}
}
BACKGROUND Management of elderly patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is not standardized and physicians discretion for invasive versus conservative strategies lacks sufficient evidence. The purpose of this analysis was, therefore, to evaluate treatment strategies and outcomes of elderly patients with ACS and to highlight reasons for the treatment decision in a consecutive series of elderly patients. METHODS This is a retrospective analysis of 1,001 elderly patients (>75 years… CONTINUE READING

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