IMR Press / RCM / Volume 22 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.31083/j.rcm2203084
Open Access Review
Non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction in the elderly
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1 Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitario La Princesa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28006 Madrid, IIS-IP, CIBER-CV, Spain
These authors contributed equally.
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2021 , 22(3), 779–786; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.rcm2203084
Submitted: 29 June 2021 | Revised: 12 August 2021 | Accepted: 17 August 2021 | Published: 24 September 2021
Abstract

Ischemic heart disease constitutes the leading cause of death in Western countries. The general incidence of acute coronary syndromes (ACS), especially non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), is growing. Advanced age is both a strong risk factor for ACS and an independent predictor of poorer clinical outcomes. Management of this entity is often complex in the elderly, while special attention should be focused on comorbidities and geriatric conditions. This article aims to review clinical presentation, identification and management of NSTEMI in the elderly population.

Keywords
Acute coronary syndrome
Elderly
Non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction
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