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Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc. 2007 Oct-Dec;22(4):476-83.

Peculiarities of ischemic heart disease treatment in the elderly.

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  • 1Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Cardiology and Cardiovascular Sciences Post Graduate Program, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.


Considering that the world's population average age is increasing and the proportions of those over the age of 80, the fastest growing population worldwide, new approaches to health care and treatment will be necessary. Due to the development of new drugs and by means of transluminal coronary angioplasty or coronary artery bypass graft, many elderly patients had their lives prolonged and their quality of life improved. We carried out a bibliography review to search for evidence to support the best treatment choice according to the clinical manifestation of the patient.

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