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Samuel Pinelli, Nelly Agrinier, Nidhal Bouchahda, Pierre Adrien Metzdorf, Edoardo Camenzind, Batric Popovic
AIMS: To assess both epicardiac macrovascular as well as microvascular and tissue reperfusion following different intravenous preadmission antithrombotic strategies prior primary PCI in STEMI patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive STEMI patients (n = 488) undergoing pPCI received prehospitally either bivalirudin (n = 179), bivalirudin and periprocedural GPIIb/IIIa inhibitors (GPI) (n = 109), heparin (n = 99) or heparin and periprocedural GPI (n = 101)...
February 27, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Samantha Noll, Heidi Alvey, Namita Jayaprakash, Aniruddha Paranjpe, Joseph Miller, Michele L Moyer, Richard Nowak
INTRODUCTION: Current AHA/ACC guidelines on the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) suggest that an ECG is indicated within 10minutes of arrival for patients arriving to the Emergency Department (ED) with symptoms concerning for STEMI. In response, there has been a creep towards performing ECGs more frequently in triage. The objectives of this study were to quantify the number of triage ECGs performed at our institution, assess the proportion of ECGs performed within current hospital guidelines, and evaluate the rate of STEMI detection in triage ECGs...
February 3, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Abdulla Shehab, Khalid F AlHabib, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathul, Ahmad Hersi, Hussam Alfaleh, Mostafa Q Alshamiri, Anhar Ullah, Khadim Sulaiman, Wael Almahmeed, Jassim Al Suwaidi, Alwai A Alsheikh-Ali, Haitham Amin, Mohammed Al Jarallah, Amar M Salam
BACKGROUND: Most of the available literature on ST-Elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) in women was conducted in the developed world and data from Middle-East countries was limited. AIM: To examine the clinical presentation, patient management, quality of care, risk factors and in-hospital outcomes of women with acute STEMI compared with men using data from a large STEMI registry from the Middle East. METHODS: Data were derived from the third Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE-3Ps), a prospective, multinational study of adults with acute STEMI from 36 hospitals in 6 Middle-Eastern countries...
March 14, 2018: Current Vascular Pharmacology
Taysir S Garadah, Khalid Bin Thani, Leena Sulibech, Ahmed A Jaradat, Mohamed E Al Alawi, Haytham Amin
Background: Risk factors and short-term mortality in patients presented with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) in Bahrain has not been evaluated before. Aim: In this prospective observational study, we aim to determine the clinical risk profiles of patients with ACS in Bahrain and describe the incidence, pattern of presentation and predictors of in-hospital clinical outcomes after admission. Methods: Patients with ACS were prospectively enrolled over a 12 month period...
2018: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
Mark Flower, James Harvey, Jonathan Hunter
An 84-year-old male Jehovah's Witness presented to the emergency department 1 hour after onset of left facial droop and left upper limb weakness. Thrombolytic stroke treatment was commenced as per local thrombolytic protocol with intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) at 2 hours and 25 min following onset of symptoms. Almost immediately after rtPA infusion the patient reported chest pain and had ECG changes consistent with a diagnosis of anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction...
March 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
K S Funder, L S Rasmussen, V Siersma, N Lohse, R Hesselfeldt, F Pedersen, O M Hendriksen, J Steinmetz
BACKGROUND: Implementation of the first Danish helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) was associated with reduced time from first medical contact to treatment at a specialized centre for patients with suspected ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We aimed to investigate effects of HEMS on mortality and labour market affiliation in patients admitted for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: In this prospective observational study, we included patients with suspected STEMI within the region covered by the HEMS from January 1, 2010, to April 30, 2013, transported by either HEMS or ground emergency medical services (GEMS) to the regional PCI centre...
February 27, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Murat Sucu, Gokhan Altunbas, Fatma Yilmaz Coskun
Acute pericarditis (AP) following blunt thoracic trauma is rare and difficult to diagnosis. A 43-year-old man with offered to the emergency department (ED) after falling from height before a week ago. The ECG performed in the ED was abnormal, ECG revealed PR segment depression in leads DII, DIII, aVF, and V3-6 and a preliminary diagnosis of acute inferolateral STEMI was presumed. Patients have evidence of systemic inflammation, including leukocytosis, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate. We are reporting a case of post-traumatic acute pericarditis presenting with PR-segment depression and normal cardiac enzymes mimicking acute STEMI...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
Jay S Shavadia, William French, Anne S Hellkamp, Laine Thomas, Eric R Bates, Steven V Manoukian, Michael C Kontos, Robert Suter, Timothy D Henry, Harold L Dauerman, Matthew T Roe
BACKGROUND: Assessing hospital-related network-level primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) performance for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is challenging due to differential time-to-treatment metrics based on location of diagnostic electrocardiogram (ECG) for STEMI. METHODS: STEMI patients undergoing primary PCI at 588 PCI-capable hospitals in AHA Mission: Lifeline (2008-2013) were categorized by initial STEMI identification location: PCI-capable hospitals (Group 1); pre-hospital setting (Group 2); and non-PCI-capable hospitals (Group 3)...
March 2018: American Heart Journal
Richard Mullvain, Daniel M Saman, Ashlee Rostvedt, Pauline Landgren
OBJECTIVES: Little data are published on the unique care performance metric of electrocardiogram-to-decision time (E2Decide) for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) treatment of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The objective of this study is to evaluate E2Decide time on mortality and delayed reperfusion. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of STEMI activations treated with primary PCI at 2 PCI-capable hospitals located in Duluth, Minnesota, and Fargo, North Dakota, originating in 3 different settings: (1) primary PCI-capable hospital emergency departments, (2) non-PCI facilities, and (3) in the field by emergency medical services...
March 2018: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
Andrea Igoren Guaricci, Patrizia Carità, Valentina Lorenzoni, GraziaPia Casavecchia, Mark Rabbat, Riccardo Ieva, Natale Daniele Brunetti, Daniele Andreini, Matteo Di Biase, Giancarlo Marenzi, Antonio Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi, Gianluca Pontone
Assessing the efficacy of revascularization therapy in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is extremely important in order to guide subsequent management and assess prognosis. We aimed to determine the relationship between corrected QT-interval (QTc) changes on standard sequential ECG and myocardial salvage index in anterior STEMI patients after successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Fifty anterior STEMI patients treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention underwent quantitative ECG analysis and cardiac magnetic resonance...
2018: PloS One
Gaurang Nandkishor Vaidya, Steve Antoine, Syed Haider Imam, Hani Kozman, Harold Smulyan, Daniel Villarreal
BACKGROUND: Reciprocal ST-depression in the electrocardiograms (ECGs) of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) results from either true ischemia at a distance via collateral circulation diverting blood to the infarcted region or an electrical phenomenon that results from a mirror reflection of ST-elevation. We aimed to identify the role of reciprocal ECG changes in predicting collateral circulation to the infarcted area determined angiographically. METHODS: In a retrospective study, ECG and angiography of 53 STEMI patients admitted to SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2014 were reviewed independently by experts blinded to the results of ECG and coronary angiography...
February 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Yun-Tao Zhao, Hang Zhou, Ruiqi Shi, Bin Wang
An ECG pattern of widespread ST depression in six or more precordial and inferior leads, accompanied by ST-segment elevation in the aVR and/or V1 leads, is typical of the non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) pattern associated left main (LM) artery occlusion, but this ECG pattern is really associated with a subocclusion of the LM, or in the case that the LM was occluded with the presence of collateral circulation. There are few reports of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) due to acute total LM occlusion...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Electrocardiology
Ziqing Yu, Zhangwei Chen, Yuan Wu, Ruizhen Chen, Minghui Li, Xueying Chen, Shengmei Qin, Yixiu Liang, Yangang Su, Junbo Ge
BACKGROUND: Abnormal cardiac repolarization is closely associated with ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation (VT/VF). Myocardial ischemia and infarction aggravate cardiac repolarization dispersion, and VT/VF could be lethal in the early stage of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Unfortunately, VT/VF cannot be effectively predicted in current clinical practice. The present study aimed to assess electrocardiographic parameters of the sinus rhythmic complex in relation to cardiac repolarization, e...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Alex N Mazurek, Paul R Atkinson, Jaroslav Hubacek, Mark McGraw, Sohrab Lutchmedial
Objectives The volume of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarctions (STEMIs) presenting to an emergency department (ED) has been shown to affect treatment quality measures and patient outcomes. Almost half of ST-elevation-myocardial-infarction (STEMI) patients in New Brunswick (NB) present directly to community hospitals. This study seeks to determine if the quality of care received by STEMI patients presenting to EDs in NB is related to the volume of STEMI presentations at that center. Methods This retrospective registry-based study used data from the STEMI database at the New Brunswick Heart Centre (NBHC), identifying 1196 cases of STEMI in NB, Canada, between December 2010 and April 2013...
November 26, 2017: Curēus
Qi Zhao, Ruoxi Zhang, Jingbo Hou, Bo Yu
Background: To investigate the relationship between the presence of fragmented QRS (fQRS) on electrocardiogram (ECG) and plasma NT-proBNP levels in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The in-hospital prognostic value of the presence of fQRS was also assessed. Methods: In this retrospective study, 216 patients with STEMI who were undergoing primary PCI were included. fQRS was identified in ECG following primary PCI...
January 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
Josephine Muhrbeck, Jonas Persson, Claes Hofman-Bang
OBJECTIVE: The use of pre-hospital ECGs (PH-ECG) reduces time to reperfusion for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The feasibility of reperfusion therapy within 60 minutes for hospitals with 24/7 PCI capability has been questioned, and current guidelines have set time targets to 90 minutes. Our primary objective was to investigate the proportion of false-positive catheterization laboratory activations by PH-ECG. Our secondary objective was to describe the time intervals from first medical contact to reperfusion and to establish the proportion of patients receiving reperfusion within 60 minutes...
January 23, 2018: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
Jaume Figueras, Imanol Otaegui, Gerard Marti, Enric Domingo, Jordi Bañeras, José A Barrabés, Bruno Garcia Del Blanco, David Garcia-Dorado
BACKGROUND: It is unclear why among patients with first acute myocardial infarction and an occluded culprit artery only some present ST segment elevation. In fact, there is no study that compares the angiographic area at risk and the collateral circulation in first NSTEMI vs STEMI patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: 205 patients admitted for myocardial infarction with occluded culprit artery were included, 132 STEMI and 73 NSTEMI. Demographic data, the area at risk determined by the BARI score and collateral supply by the Rentrop score from the 2 groups were compared...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Eka Ginanjar, Yulianto Yulianto
The purpose of this case repots are to evaluate the role of ST elevation in aVR lead and to make analysis between both cases. There are some atypical electrocardiogram (ECG) presentations which need prompt management in patient with ischemic clinical manifestation such as ST elevation in aVR lead. In this case study, we report a 68-year old woman with chief symptoms of shortness of breath and chest discomfort. She was diagnosed with cardiogenic shock, with Killip class IV, and TIMI score of 8. The second case is a 57-year-old man with typical chest pain at rest which could not be relieved with nitrate treatment...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
Alain Tanguay, Johann Lebon, Lorraine Lau, Denise Hébert, François Bégin
OBJECTIVE: Repeated or serial 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) in the prehospital setting may improve management of patients with subtle ST-segment elevation (STE) or with a ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) that evolves over time. However, there is a minimal amount of scientific evidence available to support the clinical utility of this method. Our objective was to evaluate the use of serial 12-lead ECGs to detect STEMI in patients during transport in a Canadian emergency medical services (EMS) jurisdiction...
January 16, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Jason P Stopyra, William S Harper, Tyson J Higgins, Julia V Prokesova, James E Winslow, Robert D Nelson, Roy L Alson, Christopher A Davis, Gregory B Russell, Chadwick D Miller, Simon A Mahler
Introduction The History, Electrocardiogram (ECG), Age, Risk Factors, and Troponin (HEART) score is a decision aid designed to risk stratify emergency department (ED) patients with acute chest pain. It has been validated for ED use, but it has yet to be evaluated in a prehospital setting. Hypothesis A prehospital modified HEART score can predict major adverse cardiac events (MACE) among undifferentiated chest pain patients transported to the ED. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients with chest pain transported by two county-based Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agencies to a tertiary care center was conducted...
February 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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