Prognosis and complications of acute coronary syndromes in patients older than 80 years old

Boyaci B. , Cemri M., Timurkaynak T., Cengel A., Dortlemez O., Dortlemez H.

3rd International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease, Lyon, France, 2 - 05 October 2000, pp.519-524 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Lyon
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.519-524


We tried to evaluate the prognosis and complications of acute myocardial infarction(AMI) and unstable angina pectoris (USAP) in patients >80 years old. The prognosis and complications of acute coronary events in 68 patients >80 years old (36 female, 32 male) were examined retrospectively. 12 of the male patients and 6 of the female patients died. Total mortality rate was 26%. Female mortality rate was about 9%, whereas male mortality rate was about 17%. As seen, male mortality rate was nearly twice that of the female.