Primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction in octogenarian patients

Ran Kornowski, Igal Teplitsky, David Brosh, Shmuel Fuchs, Abid Assali

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This study aimed to evaluate clinical outcomes in octogenarian patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) treated by primary angioplasty. We used our clinical database consisting of all patients treated using primary angioplasty (412 hours) for acute ST elevation myocardial infarction excluding patients with cardiogenic shock. The clinical and angiographic results of non-shock patients, distinguished according to age < 80 years and 580 years, was characterized by higher 30-day mortality among the elderly compared to younger patients (12% versus 3.3%) and overall major cardiac events (17.5% versus 7.4%). Thus, primary angioplasty in the octogenarian patients, albeit feasible and relatively safe, is associated with 30-days death rates that are higher in octogenarian patients as compared to younger patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-337
Number of pages4
Issue number5 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - May 2006


  • Angioplasty
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Revascularization
  • Stents


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