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How does the time to treatment affects the long-term prognosis for patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with primary coronary angioplasty?

Stanisław Simek, J. Lubanda, M. Aschermann, J. Humhal, J. Hork, T. Kovarnik, M. Psenika, L. Golan, V. Danzig, V. Mrazek
Kardiol Pol 2004;61(8):99-99.
Vol 61, No 8 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Background: The benefit of thrombolysis in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) strongly depends on the time from the onset of symptoms to the initiation of treatment. For AMI patients treated with percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) this delay of treatment seems to be important only up to a certain time level.
Aim: To assess the effects of time to treatment of AMI with PCI on the short- and long-term prognosis.
Methods: We followed 339 consecutive AMI patients treated with PCI from 1995 to 1999 in our centre. Patients were divided into five groups according to the time to treatment and ischaemic time (time from symptom onset to reperfusion).
Results: Time to treatment 691 min in 53 (15.5%) patients. According to ischaemic time, the patients were divided into groups: 12 h. The ejection fraction of the left ventricle 3-5 days after AMI was 50%, 51%, 45%, 40%, and 46%, and the 30 day mortality - 5.7%, 2.9%, 11.1%, 10.8%, and 11.3%, respectively. Compared with patients treated later, patients with time to treatment

Abstract

Background: The benefit of thrombolysis in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) strongly depends on the time from the onset of symptoms to the initiation of treatment. For AMI patients treated with percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) this delay of treatment seems to be important only up to a certain time level.
Aim: To assess the effects of time to treatment of AMI with PCI on the short- and long-term prognosis.
Methods: We followed 339 consecutive AMI patients treated with PCI from 1995 to 1999 in our centre. Patients were divided into five groups according to the time to treatment and ischaemic time (time from symptom onset to reperfusion).
Results: Time to treatment 691 min in 53 (15.5%) patients. According to ischaemic time, the patients were divided into groups: 12 h. The ejection fraction of the left ventricle 3-5 days after AMI was 50%, 51%, 45%, 40%, and 46%, and the 30 day mortality - 5.7%, 2.9%, 11.1%, 10.8%, and 11.3%, respectively. Compared with patients treated later, patients with time to treatment
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Keywords

myocardial infarction - myocardial reperfusion - ischemic time - primary coronary angioplasty - thrombolysis

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Title

How does the time to treatment affects the long-term prognosis for patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with primary coronary angioplasty?

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 61, No 8 (2004)

Pages

99-99

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;61(8):99-99.

Keywords

myocardial infarction - myocardial reperfusion - ischemic time - primary coronary angioplasty - thrombolysis

Authors

Stanisław Simek
J. Lubanda
M. Aschermann
J. Humhal
J. Hork
T. Kovarnik
M. Psenika
L. Golan
V. Danzig
V. Mrazek

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