Mental state and presentation of myocardial infarction in the elderly

D A Black
Age and Ageing 1987, 16 (2): 125-7
Atypical presentations of myocardial infarction are more common in the elderly. Fifty-three cases of myocardial infarction were found by prospectively screening all acute medical admissions aged over 75 years. The presenting symptom was compared with an assessment of mental state using a simple scoring system. Atypical presentations were found to be significantly (P = less than 0.001) associated with an impaired mental score.

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