Journal article

Survival of Elderly Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock

Han S Lim, Omar Farouque, Nick Andrianopoulos, Bryan P Yan, Chris CS Lim, Angela L Brennan, Chris M Reid, Melanie Freeman, Kerrie Charter, Alexander Black, Gishel New, Andrew E Ajani, Stephen J Duffy, David J Clark

JACC Cardiovascular Interventions | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2009


OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess clinical outcomes of elderly patients (age >or=75 years) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute myocardial infarction (MI) complicated by cardiogenic shock (CS) in a contemporary multicenter PCI registry. BACKGROUND: Although benefits of early PCI have been shown in younger groups, few studies have reported on clinical outcomes in elderly shock patients using current PCI techniques. METHODS: We analyzed baseline characteristics and procedural and clinical outcomes in 143 consecutive patients presenting with MI and CS who underwent PCI from the Melbourne Interventional Group registry between 2004 and 2007. RESULTS: Of the 143 patients, 31..

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Funding Acknowledgements

dagger dagger Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital and Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. The Melbourne Interventional Group acknowledges funding from Abbott Vascular, AstraZeneca, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Pfizer, Schering-Plough, Sanofi-Aventis, Servier, St. Jude Medical, and Terumo. These companies do not have access to the data, and do not have the right to review articles before publication. Dr. Duff's work is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Program Grant.