TCTMD: Aging, Angina, and Invasive Management: Some Nuance From ISCHEMIA

Older adults represent the fastest-growing population of patients in the United States, and stable ischemic heart disease is extremely common in this group.

Older patients enrolled in the ISCHEMIA trial saw their angina symptoms improve with an invasive strategy as compared with more conservative management, but unlike younger patients in the trial, they did not report the same improvements in overall health status, according to a new analysis.

As with the overall trial, older patients did not have any improvement in hard clinical outcomes with an invasive approach, Dan Nguyen, MD, a medical post graduate with Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, and colleagues report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Read the full TCTMD article: Aging, Angina, and Invasive Management: Some Nuance From ISCHEMIA

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