AffiliationDepartment of Cardiology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St, Dublin 7. email@example.com
Aged, 80 and over
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
Coronary Care Units
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CitationIncreasing cardiac interventions among the aged., 103 (10):308-10 Ir Med J
JournalIrish medical journal
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.
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