Routray S.N., Rout S.
Abstract: Background - It has been demonstrated in previous studies that elderly with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergo more complications than the young with AMI. Objective- The present study was undertaken to analyse the risk factors, clinical features, outcomes and complications of AMI in elderly. The material and methods- We enrolled 180 patients and divided them into 2 groups of 90 each belonging to one group of less than 60 yrs and another group of more than 60 yrs of age. To study the various complications in the above age group of patients with AMI in 30 days follow up. Result: It was seen that the elderly with MI presented with more risk factors and more atypical presentations. Higher morbidity and mortality was observed on 30 days follow up. Conclusion- It was seen that all the complications were more in elderly as compared to young.
Keywords: AMI, Elderly