Clinical Profile of acute myocardial infarction in elderly : A Comparative analysis with young

Murugapandian, N (2008) Clinical Profile of acute myocardial infarction in elderly : A Comparative analysis with young. Masters thesis, Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

From the study and literature it is well known that the incidence of coronary heart disease increases dramatically with age. Acute myocardial infarction may present in a variety of ways in old age. Chest pain is the most common presenting symptom but atypical or silent presentations are well recognized and the incidence of painless infarction increases with advancing age. Most elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction have arrhythmias or conduction defects. The severity and mortality of AMI increase in old age. The elderly benefit as much as their younger counterparts from admission to coronary care units and early treatment with streptokinase, aspirin, beta blockers and other measures. The longer term treatment in survivors should include low dose aspirin, warfarin, beta blockers, lipid lowering agents, life style modifications and other measures.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acute myocardial infarction in elderly ; Ischemic heart disease ; Ageing and heart ; Atherosclerosis ; Coronary artery disease.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2018 17:02
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2018 17:02
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/5817

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