Thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction in a 110-year-old man Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract Age, per se, is not a sufficient reason to exclude patients from thrombolytic therapy, particularly in view of the much greater hospital mortality in the elderly, 1 and some studies have shown the relative safety of thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction in the elderly. 2 We report a case in which thrombolytic therapy was administered to a 110-year-old man, the oldest patient known to have received thrombolytic therapy.

publication date

  • January 1, 1993