The routine electrocardiogram for cardiovascular risk stratification in old age: the Leiden 85-plus study.


OBJECTIVES To explore the prognostic value of signs of prior myocardial infarction (MI) and atrial fibrillation (AF) on routine electrocardiograms (ECGs) at the age of 85 with respect to mortality and changes in functional status. DESIGN Observational, prospective cohort study with complete 6-year follow-up. SETTING General population. PARTICIPANTS A… (More)