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Cardiology

Elderly

2016

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Decade Long Trends (2001-2011) In Duration Of Pre-Hospital Delay Among Elderly Patients Hospitalized For An Acute Myocardial Infarction, Raghavendra Makam, Nathaniel Erskine, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Darleen M. Lessard, Jason Lau, Jeroan J. Allison, Joel M. Gore, Jerry H. Gurwitz, David D. Mcmanus, Robert J. Goldberg Sep 2016

Decade Long Trends (2001-2011) In Duration Of Pre-Hospital Delay Among Elderly Patients Hospitalized For An Acute Myocardial Infarction, Raghavendra Makam, Nathaniel Erskine, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Darleen M. Lessard, Jason Lau, Jeroan J. Allison, Joel M. Gore, Jerry H. Gurwitz, David D. Mcmanus, Robert J. Goldberg

Jorge L. Yarzebski

BACKGROUND: Early intervention with medical and/or coronary revascularization treatment approaches remains the cornerstone of the management of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, several patient groups, especially the elderly, are known to delay seeking prompt medical care after onset of AMI-associated symptoms. Current trends, and factors associated with prolonged prehospital delay among elderly patients hospitalized with AMI, are incompletely understood.

METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from a population-based study of patients hospitalized at all 11 medical centers in central Massachusetts with a confirmed AMI on a biennial basis between 2001 and 2011 were analyzed. Information about duration of prehospital …