Age-related differences in in-hospital mortality and the use of thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction

Boucher, Jean-Marc; Racine, Normand; Thanh, Thao Huynh; Rahme, Elham; Brophy, James; LeLorier, Jacques; Theroux, Pierre
May 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/01/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 9, p1285
Academic Journal
Interpretation: Age is an important independent predictor of in-hospital mortality and lower thrombolytic use following AMI. Other studies are required to further evaluate the appropriateness of thrombolytic therapy for elderly patients.


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