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Korean Circ J. 2012 May;42(5):355-359. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2012.42.5.355
Lee KH , Jeong MH , Chung CY , Kim D , Lee MG , Park KH , Sim DS , Yoon NS , Yoon HJ , Kim KH , Hong YJ , Kim JH , Ahn Y , Cho JG , Park JC , Kang JC .
The Heart Research Center of Chonnam National University Hospital, Cardiovascular Research Institute of Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. myungho@chollian.net
Abstract

Despite an increasing prevalence and burden of disease in the elderly, little is known about the management and outcomes of acute coronary syndromes in this group. We report the case of a 101-year-old female patient with a non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography showed a total occlusion of the proximal right coronary artery (RCA), and a significant stenosis in the proximal to mid left anterior descending artery (LAD). Despite a very poor initial clinical status, a percutaneous coronary intervention was successfully performed for the total occlusion in the RCA. The LAD lesion was treated with medical therapy only, on account of the age and general condition of the patient. She was discharged after recovering to a good health status, free of chest pain or dyspnea.

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