Coronary Artery Disease in the Elderly

  • Adam Schneeweiss
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 76)


The recent demonstration that intravenous administration of streptokinase can reopen coronary arteries in patients with acute myocardial infarction has changed the pattern of this major presentation of coronary artery disease. In the elderly, however, intravenous thrombolysis with streptokinase was not proven to be effective. This difference emphasizes again the need to discuss elderly patients with coronary artery disease specifically and separately from young patients with this disease.


Coronary Artery Disease Acute Myocardial Infarction Beta Blocker Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Framingham Study 
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