Study shows increasing rates of PCI in very old adults with acute MI
People approaching their 90th birthdays are going for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in increasing numbers and with improving odds of survival after an acute myocardial infarction (MI). The study reported in the May 2019 issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions found that from 2000 to 2016, the proportion of patients aged 75-89 getting PCI during the index admission for their first acute MI rose by around 15 percentage points, and their morality rates decreased by a few percentage points as we
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