An early invasive strategy reduced death or MI better than a conservative strategy in unstable angina and non-STEMI at advanced age

Bach, R.G.; Cannon, C.P.; Weintraub, W.S.
January 2005
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 142 Issue 1, p3
Academic Journal
The article reports that an early invasive strategy reduced death or myocardial infarction (MI) better than a conservative strategy in unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) at advanced age. Exclusion criteria included persistent ST-segment elevation, secondary angina, percutaneous coronary revascularization or coronary bypass surgery within the previous 6 months and a history of gastrointestinal bleeding. The early invasive and early conservative strategies did not differ for death or nonfatal MI in patients less than 65 years of age.


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