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Am J Cardiol. 2003 Aug 15;92(4):443-6.

Comparison of in-hospital and one-year outcomes after multiple coronary arterial stenting in patients > or =80 years old versus those <80 years old.

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Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute, New York, New York 10022, USA.


The present study evaluated in-hospital and 1-year outcomes after multivessel stenting in patients aged > or =80 (75 patients, 241 lesions) and <80 years (894 patients, 2,678 lesions). Despite a high technical success rate of multivessel stenting, octogenarians had higher in-hospital cardiac and noncardiac complication rates and a higher mortality rate at 1-year clinical follow-up compared with their younger counterparts.

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