Young patients with STEMI 'face high mortality risk'

Australian cardiologists have investigated post-PCI mortality outcomes by age group and MI presentation

Patients younger than 45 with ST-elevated MI (STEMI) have a higher risk of mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) than those with non-STEMI, Victorian researchers say.

cardiac interventionalist in the cathlab

This group needs “intensive secondary prevention measures”, the team writes in the American Journal of Cardiology.

The study examined mortality rates for consecutive patients enrolled in the Melbourne Interventional Group registry of people who underwent PCI in

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