Increasing cardiac interventions among the aged.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135951
Title:
Increasing cardiac interventions among the aged.
Authors:
Groarke, J D; Blake, G; McCann, H; Sugrue, D; Mahon, N
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St, Dublin 7. johngroarke1@eircom.net
Citation:
Increasing cardiac interventions among the aged., 103 (10):308-10 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Nov-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135951
PubMed ID:
21560503
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21560503
Abstract:
Ireland's 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 hospital's Cardiology service was quantified using Hospital Inpatient Enquiry data. 53% of CCU admissions were aged > or = 65 years, with admissions aged > or = 85 years in 2008 four times greater than in 2002. Percentages of patients undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions in 1997 aged > or = 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 'old old' are under-represented in clinical trials.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Age Distribution; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary; Coronary Angiography; Coronary Care Units; Coronary Disease; Humans; Ireland; Patient Admission
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGroarke, J Den
dc.contributor.authorBlake, Gen
dc.contributor.authorMcCann, Hen
dc.contributor.authorSugrue, Den
dc.contributor.authorMahon, Nen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-13T09:41:35Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-13T09:41:35Z-
dc.date.issued2010-11-
dc.identifier.citationIncreasing cardiac interventions among the aged., 103 (10):308-10 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21560503-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/135951-
dc.description.abstractIreland's 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 hospital's Cardiology service was quantified using Hospital Inpatient Enquiry data. 53% of CCU admissions were aged > or = 65 years, with admissions aged > or = 85 years in 2008 four times greater than in 2002. Percentages of patients undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions in 1997 aged > or = 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 'old old' are under-represented in clinical trials.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21560503en
dc.subject.meshAge Distribution-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshAngioplasty, Balloon, Coronary-
dc.subject.meshCoronary Angiography-
dc.subject.meshCoronary Care Units-
dc.subject.meshCoronary Disease-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshPatient Admission-
dc.titleIncreasing cardiac interventions among the aged.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Cardiology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St, Dublin 7. johngroarke1@eircom.neten
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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