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International variation in invasive care of the elderly with acute coronary syndromes.

Authors
  • Alexander, Karen P
  • Newby, Laura Kristin
  • Bhapkar, Manju V
  • White, Harvey D
  • Hochman, Judith S
  • Pfisterer, Matthias E
  • Moliterno, David J
  • Peterson, Eric D
  • Van de Werf, Frans
  • Armstrong, Paul W
  • Califf, Robert M
Type
Published Article
Journal
European heart journal
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2006
Volume
27
Issue
13
Pages
1558–1564
Identifiers
PMID: 16760200
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although older age is universally predictive of lower use of cardiac catheterization, marked variation in catheterization of the elderly exists across international practice. Demonstrated differences in patterns of use suggest a lack of consensus regarding optimal use of an invasive strategy in the elderly.

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