Mustafa Yıldız, Ersan Tatlı, Cetin Gul, Banu Sahin Yıldız

Keywords: Octogenarian, acute coronary syndrome, atrial fibrillation, intensive care unit


Aim: Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and increases the risk of stroke, especially in the elderly patients. In this paper, we searched a new atrial fibrillation during intensive medical therapy and monitoring for the acute coronary syndrome in male and female octogenarian patients at intensive care unit. Methods: We studied of 25 octogenarians (mean age: 83.5 ? 3.1 years, 15 female), consecutive patients who underwent intensive medical therapy such as heparin, nitrat and fibrinolytic infusion because of acute coronary syndrome at intensive care unit. All patient underwent cardiac monitorization such as central venous cathaterization and respiratory monitorization. Results: Baseline characteristics such as hypertension and hyperlipidemia, hematologic and biochemical values including complete blood count, glucose, urea, creatinin and lipid profiles between male and female were similar (p>0.05). A new developing atrial fibrillation were significantly increased in female octogenerian patients (n=6) as compared with male octogenerian patients (n=1) (p