Coronary stenting in the elderly: Longitudinal results in a wide spectrum of patients treated with a new and more practical approach

Title

Coronary stenting in the elderly: Longitudinal results in a wide spectrum of patients treated with a new and more practical approach

Creator

Bage M D; Bauman W B; Gupta R; Berkovitz K E; Ormond A P; Grigera F; Josephson R A

Publisher

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis

Date

1998
1998-08

Description

One hundred-twelve intracoronary stents (83 Palmaz-Schatz, 25 biliary, and 4 Gianturco-Roubin) were placed in 87 (51.7% male) patients aged greater than or equal to 70 years (70-93; mean 76.1) during a 1-year period. Ail stents were deployed using high-pressure inflation (mean 17.4 +/- 2 atm) without intravascular ultrasound. All patients received antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and ticlopidine. Seven patients additionally received warfarin at the physician's discretion, No patient was excluded from analysis regardless of presentation (40% acute myocardial infarction and 12.6% bailout) or complication. There were four deaths and two target vessel reinterventions in-hospital. One reintervention (a bailout) developed a non-Q-wave myocardial infarction. Bleeding, vascular complications, and length of stay were all greater for the warfarin group. The event-free survival rate was 83,9%, at an average of 8.6 months follow-up. A wide range of elderly patients can thus undergo stenting without intravascular ultrasound, usually without warfarin, yielding results comparable to those with more standard therapy in select populations. (C) 1998 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Subject

Elderly; Cardiovascular System & Cardiology; follow-up; angioplasty; anticoagulation; multicenter; implantation; angiography; antiplatelet therapy; artery stents; balloon; intracoronary ultrasound; intravascular ultrasound guidance; palmaz-schatz stents; stents

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

397-404

Issue

4

Volume

44

Citation

Bage M D; Bauman W B; Gupta R; Berkovitz K E; Ormond A P; Grigera F; Josephson R A, “Coronary stenting in the elderly: Longitudinal results in a wide spectrum of patients treated with a new and more practical approach,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 14, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/8536.

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