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Correspondence: Maan Jokhadar, MD, Instructor of Medicine – Division of Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Center, 1365 A Clifton Road, NE – Suite, A2447 Atlanta, GA 30322, USA, Email mjokhad@emory.edu

The authors report no conflicts of interest in this work.

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Keywords:

  • acute coronary syndrome
  • revascularization
  • medical therapy

Review of the treatment of acute coronary syndrome in elderly patients

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Journal Title:

Clinical Interventions in Aging

Volume:

Volume 2009, Number 4

Publisher:

, Pages 435-444

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Article | Final Publisher PDF

Abstract:

Advances in treatment and early revascularization have led to improved outcomes for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, elderly ACS patients are less likely to receive evidence-based treatment, including revascularization therapy, due to uncertainty of the associated benefits and risks in this population. This article addresses key issues regarding medical and revascularization therapy in elderly ACS patients based on a review of the medical literature and in concordance with clinical practice guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

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© 2009 Jokhadar and Wenger, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd. This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, provided the original work is properly cited.

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