Vol 61, No 7 (2004)
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Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Myocardial infarction and patent coronary arteries - an uneventful association?

Carmen Ginghina, Roxana Apriotesei, Mirela Marinescu, Dinu Dragomir, Eduard Apetrei
Kardiol Pol 2004;61(7):16-16.
Vol 61, No 7 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Background: Although many studies addressed the issue of the occurrence of acute myocardial infarction (MI) in patients with angiographically patent coronary arteries, controversies exist concerning the pathophysiology and clinical outcome in this syndrome.
Aim: To evaluate the clinical course of patients with MI and patent coronary arteries as well as to assess the post-infarction short-term prognosis.
Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients with acute MI admitted to our institution over a period of 8 years (1995-2002) was performed. The study group consisted of 62 patients with MI and angiographically patent coronary arteries, examined within the first 30 days after the infarction, and the age and gender-matched control group of 62 patients with acute MI and significant coronary artery stenoses.
Results: Cardiovascular risk factors found in the study group versus the control group were: smoking 47 (66.1%) vs 54 (87.1%) patients (NS); dyslipidemia 18 (29.0%) vs 44 (74.2%) patients (p

Abstract

Background: Although many studies addressed the issue of the occurrence of acute myocardial infarction (MI) in patients with angiographically patent coronary arteries, controversies exist concerning the pathophysiology and clinical outcome in this syndrome.
Aim: To evaluate the clinical course of patients with MI and patent coronary arteries as well as to assess the post-infarction short-term prognosis.
Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients with acute MI admitted to our institution over a period of 8 years (1995-2002) was performed. The study group consisted of 62 patients with MI and angiographically patent coronary arteries, examined within the first 30 days after the infarction, and the age and gender-matched control group of 62 patients with acute MI and significant coronary artery stenoses.
Results: Cardiovascular risk factors found in the study group versus the control group were: smoking 47 (66.1%) vs 54 (87.1%) patients (NS); dyslipidemia 18 (29.0%) vs 44 (74.2%) patients (p
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Keywords

acute myocardial infarction - patent coronary arteries - mechanical complications - prognosis

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Title

Myocardial infarction and patent coronary arteries - an uneventful association?

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 61, No 7 (2004)

Pages

16-16

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;61(7):16-16.

Keywords

acute myocardial infarction - patent coronary arteries - mechanical complications - prognosis

Authors

Carmen Ginghina
Roxana Apriotesei
Mirela Marinescu
Dinu Dragomir
Eduard Apetrei

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