Reperfusion therapy and mortality in octogenarian STEMI patients: results from the Belgian STEMI registry
Vandecasteele, Els H × De Buyzere, Marc Gevaert, Sofie de Meester, Antoine Convens, Carl Dubois, Philippe Boland, Jean Sinnaeve, Peter De Raedt, Herbert Vranckx, Pascal Coussement, Patrick Evrard, Patrick Beauloye, Christophe Renard, Marc Claeys, Marc J #
Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag
Clinical Research in Cardiology vol:102 issue:11 pages:837-45
Treatment strategies and outcome of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have been mainly studied in middle-aged patients. With increasing lifetime expectancy, the proportion of octogenarians will substantially increase. We aimed to evaluate whether the benefit of currently recommended reperfusion strategies is maintained in octogenarians.