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The mortality rate for myocardial infarctions is what?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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