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The impact of the stent era on the management strategy for acute myocardial infarction: A population-based perspective
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  • Harold L. Dauerman, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Robert J. Goldberg, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jorge L. Yarzebski, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Darleen M. Lessard, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Joel M. Gore, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Date
11-7-2000
Document Type
Article
Medical Subject Headings
Aged; Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary; Coronary Artery Bypass; Female; Heart Catheterization; Humans; Male; Massachusetts; Middle Aged; Myocardial Infarction; *Stents
Abstract
We determined trends in the use of invasive diagnostic and revascularization strategies from a multihospital community-wide perspective for patients suffering acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Comparing 3,824 patients treated in the prestent era (1986-1993) to 1,915 patients hospitalized during the stent era (1995-1997), there was a significant increase in the use of invasive procedures and revascularization techniques across a broad spectrum of AMI patients during their index hospitalization. This resulted in a higher-risk profile of patients referred for invasive management of AMI in the stent era. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent. 51:255-258, 2000.
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Citation: Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2000 Nov;51(3):255-8.
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Harold L. Dauerman, Robert J. Goldberg, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Darleen M. Lessard, et al.. "The impact of the stent era on the management strategy for acute myocardial infarction: A population-based perspective" Vol. 51 Iss. 3 (2000) ISSN: 1522-1946 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jorge_yarzebski/59/