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
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


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.