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A clinical study of acute myocardial infarction precipitated by infection in the elderly

Ji Fusui, Xu Feng, Shen Jin. Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Beijing Hospital, Beijing 100730  
Objective To compare the differences between the clinical course and prognosis of acute myocardial infarction precipitated by infection and not by infection in the elderly. Methods One hundred and seven cases with acute myocardial infarction were retrospectively evaluated. Results Forty cases (374%) of acute myocardial infarction were precipitated by infection which was the chief precipitating factor. The morbidity of severe cardiac complication was 40% and the mortality was 525% in the group precipitated by infection, but it was only 119% and 194% respectively in those not associated with infection.Both the complication rate and the mortality rate were significantly different (P001) between the two groups. Conclusions Infection is an important precipitating factor in acute myocardial infarction in the elderly. Patients with myocardial infarction associated with infection had higher morbidity and mortality. More attention should be paid to this relationship.
【CateGory Index】: R542.22
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