Journal article

Clinical characteristics and outcomes of octogenarians presenting with ST elevation myocardial infarction in the Australian population

Wei Liang Sim, Vivek Mutha, Muhammad Asrar Ul-Haq, Victoria Sasongko, William Van-Gaal

WORLD JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY | BAISHIDENG PUBLISHING GROUP INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

AIM: To investigate the characteristics and outcomes of octogenarians who presented with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) compared to non-octogenarians and to investigate the outcomes of octogenarians that received primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared to those managed conservatively. METHODS: We performed a single center retrospective case controlled study. All octogenarians who presented with STEMI to a tertiary referring hospital between 2007 and 2012 were included. The subsequent non-octogenarian patient who presented with a STEMI following the octogenarian patient was assigned to the control group in a 1:1 manner. The outcomes measured were peri-procedural ..

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