PCI rates increasing in the over-75s
The use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after acute myocardial infarction is increasing in patients aged 75 and older, and appears to boost survival, according to a US study.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University studied medical records of close to 470,000 patients aged 75 and over who were admitted to hospitals with a first MI from 2000 to 2016.
Thirty-four per cent were in their late 70s, 30% were aged 80-84 and 36% were 85 and over.
The key findings were:
- PCI for acute MI was