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Impact of age on long-term outcome after primary angioplasty with bare-metal or drug-eluting stent (from the DESERT cooperation)

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  • Giuseppe De Luca
  • Maurits T Dirksen
  • Christian Spaulding
  • Henning Kelbæk
  • Martin Schalij
  • Leif Thuesen
  • Bas van der Hoeven
  • Marteen A Vink
  • Christoph Kaiser
  • Carmine Musto
  • Tania Chechi
  • Gaia Spaziani
  • Luis Salvador Diaz de la Llera
  • Vincenzo Pasceri
  • Emilio Di Lorenzo
  • Roberto Violini
  • Harry Suryapranata
  • Gregg W Stone
  • DESERT cooperation
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Despite mechanical reperfusion, elderly patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) still experience unsatisfactory outcomes. Drug-eluting stents (DES) have significantly reduced target-vessel revascularization (TVR), but concerns have emerged about the higher risk of late stent thrombosis, which may be more pronounced in elderly patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of age on outcome in patients with STEMI who underwent primary angioplasty with bare-metal stents (BMS) or DES. Our population comprised 6,298 patients who underwent primary angioplasty and stent implantation included in the Drug-Eluting Stent in Primary Angioplasty (DESERT) Cooperation database. Age was significantly associated with female gender (p
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)181-6
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2013

    Research areas

  • Age Factors, Aged, Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary, Drug-Eluting Stents, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Myocardial Infarction, Prosthesis Design, Stents, Time Factors, Treatment Outcome

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