Prevalence of risk factors at presentation and early mortality in patients aged 80 years or older with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

@inproceedings{Claussen2014PrevalenceOR,
  title={Prevalence of risk factors at presentation and early mortality in patients aged 80 years or older with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction},
  author={Peter Andreas Claussen and Michael Abdelnoor and Kristin Marie Kvakkestad and Jan Eritsland and Sigrun Halvorsen},
  booktitle={Vascular health and risk management},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Elderly patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are at high risk for complications and early mortality; still, they are underrepresented in clinical trials and observational studies. We studied the risk profiles at presentation and early mortality in elderly (≥80 years) versus younger (<80 years) STEMI patients. DESIGN This was a prospective cohort study. METHODS The study population comprised 4,092 consecutive STEMI patients admitted to Oslo University… CONTINUE READING
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