PCI rates increasing in the over-75s

The life-saving benefit appears to be substantial, say researchers
Reuters Health
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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.