Acute coronary syndrome in the elderly

Madhan Shanmugasundaram, Joseph S. Alpert

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The spectrum of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) including unstable angina, non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction and ST-elevation myocardial infarction accounts for increasing numbers of deaths among persons age ≥ 65 years in the US. This is important given demographic changes involving falling birth rates and increasing life expectancy. Elderly patients are likely to benefit the most from treatment of ACS, even though community practice still demonstrates less use of cardial medications as an early-invasive approach among this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)608-613
Number of pages6
JournalClinical cardiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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