Increasing cardiac interventions among the aged

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122505
Title:
Increasing cardiac interventions among the aged
Authors:
Groarke, JD; Blake, G; Sugrue, D; Mahon, N
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
21-Feb-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122505
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Irelands over 65 year population is growing. As incidence of coronary events rises with age, there is a growing population of elderly patients with cardiac disease. The changing age profile of patients treated by a tertiary hospitals Cardiology service was quantified using Hospital Inpatient Enquiry data. 53% of CCU admissions were aged e 65 years, with admissions aged e 85 years in 2008 four times greater than in 2002. Percentages of patients undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions in 1997 aged e 70 years were 19% and 18% respectively. By 2007, these percentages had risen to 31% and 34% respectively - greatest increases were in the very elderly age categories. The proportion of ICD recipients aged > 70 years increased from 8% in 2003 to 25% by 2008. The proportion of elderly patients receiving advanced cardiac care is increasing. This trend will continue and has clear resource implications. Outcomes of interventions in the very old need further investigation, since the very old are under-represented in clinical trials.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; CORONARY HEART DISEASE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGroarke, JDen
dc.contributor.authorBlake, Gen
dc.contributor.authorSugrue, Den
dc.contributor.authorMahon, Nen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-21T09:27:49Z-
dc.date.available2011-02-21T09:27:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-02-21T09:27:49Z-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/122505-
dc.descriptionIrelands over 65 year population is growing. As incidence of coronary events rises with age, there is a growing population of elderly patients with cardiac disease. The changing age profile of patients treated by a tertiary hospitals Cardiology service was quantified using Hospital Inpatient Enquiry data. 53% of CCU admissions were aged e 65 years, with admissions aged e 85 years in 2008 four times greater than in 2002. Percentages of patients undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions in 1997 aged e 70 years were 19% and 18% respectively. By 2007, these percentages had risen to 31% and 34% respectively - greatest increases were in the very elderly age categories. The proportion of ICD recipients aged > 70 years increased from 8% in 2003 to 25% by 2008. The proportion of elderly patients receiving advanced cardiac care is increasing. This trend will continue and has clear resource implications. Outcomes of interventions in the very old need further investigation, since the very old are under-represented in clinical trials.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.subjectCORONARY HEART DISEASEen
dc.titleIncreasing cardiac interventions among the ageden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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