UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Cardiology

Title: ACS in the elderly

Keywords: myocardial infarction, misdiagnosis (PubMed Search)

Posted: 9/23/2007 by Amal Mattu, MD (Updated: 9/22/2019)
Click here to contact Amal Mattu, MD

The consequences of missed MI in the elderly are dramatic: 50% of elderly patients with an MI missed by the ED or primary care doctor will be dead within 3 days.