Journal of General Internal Medicine. Older adults with mild cognitive impairment MCI should receive evidence-based treatments when indicated. Providers and patients may overestimate the risk of dementia in patients with MCI leading to potential under-treatment.
Coronary artery disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly in the United States. In this age group, the clinical presentation of coronary heart disease can be quite atypical. The diagnosis of ischemic cardiac pain is frequently confused by the many comorbid conditions present in the elderly.
The age more than 60 years is considered elderly as per Indian Council of Medical Research survey on Indian Geriatric population Results: Between June and Junepatients were enrolled in the study. Total of 97
Metrics details. Current evidence suggests that gout is independently associated with a higher risk of myocardial infarction MIbut data in older adults at the highest risk of MI are lacking. Our objective was to examine whether gout is associated with a higher risk of incident MI in older adults. In a cohort of 1, eligible people, 14, developed incident MI: 13, MIs in people without gout and MIs in those with gout, with crude incident rates of 1.
Myocardial infarction MIalso known as a heart attackoccurs when blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heartcausing damage to the heart muscle. Most MIs occur due to coronary artery disease. Treatment of an MI is time-critical.
Adults are living longer, and diseases of the heart and circulatory vessels are prevalent in this growing population of older adults. Physical activity is important for maintaining heart muscle, vessel elasticity, reducing blood pressure levels and improving physical balance and strength. High blood pressure is a risk factor for coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction and stroke and is very common in older adults.
The findings suggest a low diagnostic accuracy of acute myocardial infarction in the elderly. The clinical features seem to be different compared to those of younger patients. Intense dyspnoea, syncope and weakness are more common than chest pain.
This website translates English to other languages using an automated tool. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is a medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly and severely reduced or cut off, causing the muscle to die from lack of oxygen. More than 1.
Thrombolysis and other new therapies have proved beneficial in elderly patients with myocardial infarction, but are underused in this age group. Because elderly patients are at greater cardiac risk than younger patients, they have more to gain from treatment. However, these treatments may pose more risk for elderly patients.
Myocardial infarction MI occurs as a result of prolonged myocardial ischaemia that leads to irreversible injury and necrosis of myocardial tissue because of inadequate blood supply. For most people this occurs suddenly and is due to the rupture of an atheromatous plaque and the formation of a thrombus within the coronary circulation. Less common causes of MI include vasospasm of a coronary artery, which causes temporary occlusion of the artery lumen, or a sudden increase in oxygen demand such as a sustained rapid cardiac dysrhythmia Julian et al,