Prognosis of PCI in AMI setting in the elderly population: Outcomes from the multicenter prospective e-ULTIMASTER registry

e-ULTIMASTER Investigators

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Background: Elderly patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are usually excluded from major trials. Hyopthesis: This study sought to assess 1-year clinical outcomes following PCI with a drug-eluting stent in patients older than 80 years old with STEMI. Methods: The large all-comer, multicontinental e-ULTIMASTER registry included 7507 patients with STEMI who underwent PCI using the Ultimaster stent. The primary clinical endpoint was 1-year target lesion failure, a composite of cardiac death (CD), target vessel-related myocardial infarction (TV-MI), or clinically driven target lesion revascularization (CD-TLR). Results: There were 457 (6.1%) patients in the elderly group (≥80 years old) that were compared to 7050 (93.9%) patients <80 years. The elderly patients included more female patients and had significantly more comorbidities and had more complex coronary anatomy. The primary endpoint occurred in 7.2% of the elderly, compared to 3.1% of the younger group (p <.001). All-cause mortality was significantly higher among the elderly group compared to the younger group (10.1% vs. 2.3%, p <.0001), as well as CD (6.1% vs. 1.6%, p <.0001), but not TV-MI (1.1% vs. 0.7%, p =.34) or CD-TLR (1.1% vs. 1.4%, p =.63). Conclusion: Elderly patients with STEMI presentation had a higher incidence of the composite endpoint than younger patients. All-cause and CD were higher for elderly patients compared to patients younger than 80 years old. However, there was no difference in the incidence of TV-MI or target lesion revascularizations. These findings suggest that PCI for STEMI in elderly patients is relatively safe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1211-1219
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Cardiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes

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  • age
  • coronary artery disease
  • elderly
  • myocardial infarction
  • outcome
  • stent


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