A 38-year-old member asked:
What is the age-related mortality rate for myocardial infarctions?
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Dr. Bennett Werner answered
43 years experience in Cardiology
Goes up with age: Numbers are approximate: (all comers) <1980: 20 % mortality 1990: (with thrombolysis):10-15% 2000: (with pci):5-10% 2010: (with drug eluting stents):2-5% the sooner one arrives, the lower the mortality. Age, lung, kidney and cerebrovascular disease increase mortality. Age is a factor but not as much as the above.
Answered on Feb 13, 2013
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