Interventional cardiology

PCI in the over 80s: should older age preclude patients from revascularisation?

Elderly patients over 80 years of age have higher all-cause mortality at all time points following PCI compared to younger patients, a large Melbourne study has found. The study of 29,000 consecutive patients undergoing PCI at one of the six hospitals contributing to the Melbourne Interventional Group Registry, found in-hospital mortality (5.2% v 1.9%), 30-day ...

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