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ALLEN CASANOVA, Dania Rafaela et al. Factors associated with mortality and hospital stay in elderly patients thrombolyzed due to heart attack. MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1029-3019.
ABSTRACT An analytical and retrospective study of factors associated with hospital stay, state at discharge and mortality was conducted in 32 elderly patients who received thrombolytic therapy for heart attack with ST segment elevation, admitted to "Dr. Joaquín Castillo Duany" Provincial Teaching Hospital of Santiago de Cuba during 2004-2008 because of this cardiomyopathy. Male patients younger than 75 years and older women predominated in the case material. The enzymatic and clinical pattern was generally typical of the condition, while the prescription of aspirin and heparin intravenously was associated with hospital stay, considered acceptable in this series. Six women and no man died, for 18,8 % of the total.
Keywords : heart attack; ST segment; elderly; thrombolytic therapy; hospital stay; aspirin; intravenous heparin; mortality; secondary health care.