Acute coronary care in the elderly, Part II - ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction - A scientific statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association council on clinical cardiology - In collaboration with the Society of Geriatric Cardiology
Alexander, Karen P × Newby, L. Kristin Armstrong, Paul W Cannon, Christopher P Gibler, W. Brian Rich, Michael W Van de Werf, Frans White, Harvey D Weaver, W. Douglas Naylor, Mary D Gore, Joel M Krumholz, Harlan M Ohman, E. Magnus #
Lippincott williams & wilkins
Circulation vol:115 issue:19 pages:2570-2589
Background - Age is an important determinant of outcomes for patients with acute coronary syndromes. However, community practice reveals a disproportionately lower use of cardiovascular medications and invasive treatment even among elderly patients who would stand to benefit. Limited trial data are available to guide care of older adults, which results in uncertainty about benefits and risks, particularly with newer medications or invasive treatments and in the setting of advanced age and complex health status.