Impact of age on clinical outcome and postlytic management strategies in patients treated with intravenous thrombolytic therapy: Results from the TIMI II study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aging
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Myocardial Revascularization
  • Thrombolytic Therapy

abstract

  • Among patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with intravenous rTPA, heparin, and aspirin, there were age-related differences in time to treatment with thrombolytic therapy, use of beta-blockers, extent of coronary artery disease, and 1-year cardiac event rates. Routine use of cardiac catheterization and coronary revascularization does not improve immediate or 1-year outcome in terms of mortality or reinfarction compared with a more conservative strategy in young, middle-aged, or elderly patients similar to those enrolled in TIMI II.

publication date

  • July 1994

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8026055

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 78

end page

  • 86

volume

  • 90

number

  • 1