The impact of the stent era on the management strategy for acute myocardial infarction: A population-based perspective

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Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

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Aged; Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary; Coronary Artery Bypass; Female; Heart Catheterization; Humans; Male; Massachusetts; Middle Aged; Myocardial Infarction; *Stents


Bioinformatics | Biostatistics | Epidemiology | Health Services Research


We determined trends in the use of invasive diagnostic and revascularization strategies from a multihospital community-wide perspective for patients suffering acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Comparing 3,824 patients treated in the prestent era (1986-1993) to 1,915 patients hospitalized during the stent era (1995-1997), there was a significant increase in the use of invasive procedures and revascularization techniques across a broad spectrum of AMI patients during their index hospitalization. This resulted in a higher-risk profile of patients referred for invasive management of AMI in the stent era. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent. 51:255-258, 2000.


Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2000 Nov;51(3):255-8.

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Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

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