Aggressive therapy of acute MI in the elderly.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In elderly patients with myocardial infarction, clinicians face a management catch-22: Mortality is increased in the absence of therapy, which is often withheld because elderly patients may succumb to its complications. What to do? Evidence from recent studies suggests that the benefits of aggressive therapy with early thrombolysis may outweigh the risks.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • O'Connor, CM; Califf, RM

Published Date

  • February 15, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 59 - passim

PubMed ID

  • 1735766

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 8750-2836

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/21548331.1992.11705360


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States