Journal article

Prevalence and impact of non-cardiovascular comorbidities among older adults hospitalized for non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndrome.

Richard Ofori-Asenso, Ella Zomer, Ken Lee Chin, Peter Markey, Si Si, Zanfina Ademi, Andrea J Curtis, Sophia Zoungas, Danny Liew

Cardiovasc Diagn Ther | AME Publishing Company | Published : 2019


Background: There is a paucity of information on the prognostic importance of non-cardiovascular comorbidities (NCCs) among patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). This study examined the prevalence and impact of NCCs on the length of stay (LOS) and mortality among older adults hospitalized for NSTE-ACS. Methods: Among 1,488 older adults (mean age 79.4±8.4 years; 62.0% male) hospitalized for NSTE-ACS at a tertiary hospital in Melbourne, Australia, during 2013-2015, we collected data on comorbidities, LOS, and discharge outcomes. Thirteen NCCs were studied. Negative binomial and Cox proportional regression models were applied to examine the association between NCCs ..

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