Elective percutaneous coronary intervention in the elderly patient

Johnman, C., Oldroyd, K.G. and Pell, J.P. (2011) Elective percutaneous coronary intervention in the elderly patient. Aging Health, 7(2), pp. 271-281. (doi:10.2217/AHE.11.13)




Elderly patients account for an increasing number and proportion of patients requiring management of coronary artery disease. Whilst medical therapy remains the cornerstone of management, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been shown to improve symptoms of angina and quality of life in elderly patients. PCI is now a routine treatment for both acute and chronic coronary artery disease. In the last decade, a series of technological and therapeutic developments have reduced in-hospital complications following PCI. The transradial approach is associated with fewer vascular complications, reduced bed utilization and reduced time to ambulation. This has facilitated the introduction and expansion of outpatient PCI, which has been shown to be safe and effective in elderly patients. This article reviews the rationale for outpatient PCI in the elderly and the evidence for its effectiveness and safety.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Reproduced from Aging Health, April 2011, Vol. 7, No. 2, Pages 271-281 with permission of Future Medicine Ltd
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pell, Professor Jill and Oldroyd, Dr Keith and Johnman, Dr Cathy
Authors: Johnman, C., Oldroyd, K.G., and Pell, J.P.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Aging Health
Publisher:Future Medicine
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 Future Medicine Ltd
First Published:First published in Aging Health 7(2):271-281
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

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