The impact of the stent era on the management strategy for acute myocardial infarction: A population-based perspectiveQuantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Medical Subject HeadingsAged; Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary; Coronary Artery Bypass; Female; Heart Catheterization; Humans; Male; Massachusetts; Middle Aged; Myocardial Infarction; *Stents
AbstractWe 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 InformationHarold 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)
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