ABSTRACT: Coronary artery revascularization by either percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass graft surgery in patients >/=80 years of age can be accomplished with acceptable in-hospital and 2-year clinical outcomes. However, up to 20% of patients have a prolonged recovery and are unable to immediately return home. It is important that this information become part of the discussion with patients and their families so realistic expectations can be developed.
The American Journal of Cardiology 09/2003; 92(5):590-2. · 3.37 Impact Factor