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Afsin Emre Kayipmaz, Orcun Ciftci, Cemil Kavalci, Emir Karacaglar, Haldun Muderrisoglu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore the ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) management practices of emergency medicine specialists working in various healthcare institutions of seven different geographical regions of Turkey, and to examine the characteristics of STEMI presentation and patient admissions in these regions. METHODS: We included 225 emergency medicine specialists working in all geographical regions of Turkey. We e-mailed them a 20-item questionnaire comprising questions related to their STEMI management practices and characteristics of STEMI presentation and patient admissions...
2016: PloS One
Giacomo Veronese, Federico Germini, Stella Ingrassia, Ombretta Cutuli, Valeria Donati, Luca Bonacchini, Maura Marcucci, Andrea Fabbri
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation is widely performed by emergency physicians. We aimed to determine the accuracy of interpretation of potential ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) ECGs by emergency physicians. METHODS: Thirty-six ECGs resulted in putative STEMI diagnoses were selected. Participants were asked to focus on whether or not the ECG in question met the diagnostic criteria for an acutely blocked coronary artery causing a STEMI...
October 19, 2016: Acute Cardiac Care
Andreas Baumbach, Dik Heg, Lorenz Räber, Miodrag Ostoijc, Salvatore Brugaletta, Julian W Strange, Thomas W Johnson, Peter Juni, Thomas Engstrøm, Patrick W Serruys, Manel Sabate, Stephan Windecker
AIMS: Selective use of DES only in patients at higher risk of MACE is common practice, particularly in health care systems with a large premium payable for DES. We aimed to identify subgroups of patients in which the use of BMS in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) for STEMI can still be justified. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a patient-level pooled analysis of COMFORTABLE-AMI and EXAMINATION comparing contemporary DES with BMS in PPCI. A risk score was applied using three parameters: lesion length>15mm, vessel size <3mm, and diabetes mellitus...
October 18, 2016: EuroIntervention
Ajay Yadlapati, Mark Gajjar, Daniel R Schimmel, Mark J Ricciardi, James D Flaherty
ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), which constitutes nearly 25-40 % of current acute myocardial infarction (AMI) cases, is a medical emergency that requires prompt recognition and treatment. Since the 2013 STEMI practice guidelines, a wealth of additional data that may further advance optimal STEMI practices has emerged. These data highlight the importance of improving patient treatment and transport algorithms for STEMI from non-primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) centers. In addition, a focus on the reduction of total pain-to-balloon (P2B) times rather than simply door-to-balloon (D2B) times may further improve outcomes after primary PCI for STEMI...
October 6, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
A I Macfarlane, D Rudd, E Knight, L A G Marshman, E P Guazzo, D S Anderson
: Prior studies have suggested that elevated serum Troponin-I (TnI) levels immediately after non-cardiac surgical procedures (8-40%) represent subclinical cardiac stress which independently predicts increased 30-day mortality. Routine post-operative TnI monitoring has therefore been suggested as a standard of care. However, no prior studies have focussed on elective degenerative spine surgery, whilst few have measured pre-op TnI. Further, prolonged prone positioning could represent an additional, independent, cardiac stress...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Eddie D Brown, James C Blankenship
We propose a mechanism of how stroke may be caused by thrombus aspiration during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI), and how it may be technique-dependent. Two recent meta-analyses report increased risk of stroke in patients undergoing routine thrombus aspiration during STEMI and the value of this technique has been controversial. The mechanism of stroke has not been fully explained. This case demonstrates 2 mechanisms by which aspiration might cause thrombus embolization. We recommend that if thrombus aspiration is performed during PPCI for STEMI, it should be done selectively and carefully...
October 3, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Arman Qamar, Deepak L Bhatt
Thrombotic events such as myocardial infarction or stent thrombosis are the major cause of adverse outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). While current antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, and PCI techniques have reduced the risk of thrombotic events in PCI-treated patients, a considerable hazard still remains. Cangrelor is an intravenous P2Y12 receptor antagonist that provides a rapid onset and maximal platelet inhibition, which is quickly reversible. In the large-scale CHAMPION PHOENIX trial, cangrelor was shown to reduce ischemic events significantly, including myocardial infarction and stent thrombosis, without increasing the risk of severe bleeding across the full spectrum of patients undergoing PCI, with substantial benefits in all patient subgroups examined...
September 27, 2016: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
Glenn H Engelman, Patrick M Carry, Kyle M Kubes, Michael J Gleason
OBJECTIVES: Patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) benefit from rapid cardiac reperfusion therapy. Emergency medical service (EMS) agencies can improve patient outcomes by calling STEMI alerts to the receiving facility. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of pre-hospital activation systems for suspected ST-elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI) throughout Colorado. METHODS: A cross sectional, survey design was utilized to collect all data from EMS agencies in Colorado...
October 6, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
David C Lange, Ivan C Rokos, David C Larson, Scott W Sharkey, William J French, William J Koenig, Timothy D Henry
Over the past 20 years, care for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has rapidly evolved, not just in terms of how patients are treated, but where patients are treated. The advent of regional STEMI systems of care has decreased the number of "eligible but untreated" patients while improving access to primary percutaneous coronary intervention for patients. These regional STEMI systems of care have consistently demonstrated that rapid transport of STEMI patients is safe and effective, and have shown marked improvements in a variety of clinical outcomes...
2016: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
Michael C Kontos, Tracy Y Wang, Anita Y Chen, Eric R Bates, Harold L Dauerman, Timothy D Henry, Steven V Manoukian, Matthew T Roe, Robert Suter, Laine Thomas, William J French
BACKGROUND: Hospital mortality is an important quality measure for acute myocardial infarction care. There is a concern that despite risk adjustment, percutaneous coronary intervention hospitals accepting a greater volume of high-risk ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) transfer patients may have their reported mortality rates adversely affected. METHODS: The STEMI patients in the National Cardiovascular Data RegistryAcute Coronary Treatment Intervention Outcomes Network Registry-Get With the Guidelines from April 2011 to December 2013 were included...
October 2016: American Heart Journal
Jorrit S Lemkes, Gladys N Janssens, Heleen M Oudemans-van Straaten, Paul W Elbers, Nina W van der Hoeven, Jan G P Tijssen, Luuk C Otterspoor, Michiel Voskuil, Joris J van der Heijden, Martijn Meuwissen, Tom A Rijpstra, Georgios J Vlachojannis, Raoul M van der Vleugel, Koen Nieman, Lucia S D Jewbali, Gabe B Bleeker, Rémon Baak, Bert Beishuizen, Martin G Stoel, Pim van der Harst, Cyril Camaro, José P S Henriques, Maarten A Vink, Marcel T M Gosselink, Hans A Bosker, Harry J G M Crijns, Niels van Royen
BACKGROUND: Ischemic heart disease is a major cause of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The role of immediate coronary angiography (CAG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after restoration of spontaneous circulation following cardiac arrest in the absence of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains debated. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that immediate CAG and PCI, if indicated, will improve 90-day survival in post-cardiac arrest patients without signs of STEMI...
October 2016: American Heart Journal
R de la Espriella-Juan, A Valls-Serral, B Trejo-Velasco, A Berenguer-Jofresa, Ó Fabregat-Andrés, D Perdomo-Londoño, C Albiach-Montañana, J V Vilar-Herrero, D Sanmiguel-Cervera, E Rumiz-Gonzalez, S Morell-Cabedo
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the use and impact of the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) upon the 30-day mortality rate and short-term clinical outcome of non-selected patients with ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (acute STEMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock (CS). DESIGN: A single-center retrospective case-control study was carried out. SETTING: Coronary Care Unit. PATIENTS: Data were collected from 825 consecutive patients with acute STEMI admitted to a Coronary Care Unit from January 2009 to August 2015...
September 17, 2016: Medicina Intensiva
John Gale, Andrew Coburn, Karen Pearson, Zachariah Croll, George Shaler
BACKGROUND: The development of measures to monitor and evaluate the performance and quality of emergency medical services (EMS) systems has been a focus of attention for many years. The Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex Program), established by Congress in 1997, provides grants to states to implement initiatives to strengthen rural healthcare delivery systems, including better integration of EMS into those systems of care. OBJECTIVE: Building on national efforts to develop EMS performance measures, we sought to identify measures relevant to the rural communities and hospitals supported by the Flex Program...
September 16, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
Alessandra M Campos, Andrea Placido-Sposito, Wladimir M Freitas, Filipe A Moura, Maria Elena Guariento, Wilson Nadruz, Emilio H Moriguchi, Andrei C Sposito
BACKGROUND: Despite the high incidence and mortality of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) among the very elderly, risk markers for this condition remain poorly defined. This study was designed to identify independent markers of STEMI among individuals carefully selected for being healthy or manifesting STEMI in < 24 h. METHODS: We enrolled participants aged 80 years or older of whom 50 were STEMI patients and 207 had never manifested cardiovascular diseases...
December 2016: BBA Clinical
Ángel Cequier, Albert Ariza-Solé, Francisco J Elola, Cristina Fernández-Pérez, José L Bernal, José V Segura, Andrés Iñiguez, Vicente Bertomeu
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: To analyze the association between the development of network systems of care for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the autonomous communities (AC) of Spain and the regional rate of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and in-hospital mortality. METHODS: From 2003 to 2012, data from the minimum basic data set of the Spanish taxpayer-funded health system were analyzed, including admissions from general hospitals...
September 2, 2016: Revista Española de Cardiología
Mohammadhossien Soltani, Masoud Mirzaei, Ahmad Amin, Mahmoud Emami, Reza Aryanpoor, Farimah Shamsi, Mohammadtaghi Sarebanhassanabadi
BACKGROUND: Chest pain is a common symptom for referring patients to emergency departments (ED). Among those referred, some are admitted to hospitals with a definite or tentative diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and some are discharged with primary diagnosis of non-cardiac chest pain. This study aimed at investigating 30 days' adverse outcomes of patients discharged from ED of a major heart center in Iran. METHODS: Out of 1638 chest pain admissions to the centre during 2010-2011, 962 patients (mean age= 50...
July 2016: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
Islam Y Elgendy, Akram Y Elgendy, Ahmed N Mahmoud, Hend Mansoor, Mohammad K Mojadidi, Anthony A Bavry
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of intravenous β-blockers in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are not well known. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for randomized trials that compared intravenous β-blocker use with routine care or placebo in patients with STEMI undergoing primary PCI. Summary estimates risk ratios (RR) were constructed using DerSimonian and Laird model...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Po-Tseng Lee, Ting-Hsing Chao, Ya-Ling Huang, Sheng-Hsiang Lin, Wei-Ming Wang, Wen-Huang Lee, Chen-Wei Huang, Cheng-Han Lee, Ju-Yi Chen, Chih-Chan Lin, Ping-Yen Liu, Shih-Hung Chan, Yen-Wen Liu, Wei-Chuan Tsai, Li-Jen Lin, Liang-Miin Tsai, Yi-Heng Li
It is unknown whether there has been any change in the causes of death for acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the era of aggressive reperfusion. We analyzed the direct causes of in-hospital death in patients with STEMI treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a tertiary referral center over the past 10 years.We retrospectively analyzed 878 STEMI patients treated with primary PCI in our hospital between January 2005 and December 2014. There were no significant changes in the age and sex of patients, but the prevalence of hypertension and smoking decreased...
September 28, 2016: International Heart Journal
Surya Dharma, Hananto Andriantoro, Ismi Purnawan, Iwan Dakota, Faris Basalamah, Beny Hartono, Ronaly Rasmin, Herawati Isnanijah, Muhammad Yamin, Ika Prasetya Wijaya, Vireza Pratama, Tjatur Bagus Gunawan, Yahya Berkahanto Juwana, Frits R W Suling, A M Onny Witjaksono, Hengkie F Lasanudin, Kurniawan Iskandarsyah, Hardja Priatna, Pradana Tedjasukmana, Uki Wahyumandradi, Adrianus Kosasih, Imelda A Budhiarti, Wisnoe Pribadi, Jeffrey Wirianta, Utojo Lubiantoro, Rini Pramesti, Diah Retno Widowati, Sissy Kartini Aminda, M Abas Basalamah, Sunil V Rao
OBJECTIVE: We studied the characteristics of patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after expansion of a STEMI registry as part of the STEMI network programme in a metropolitan city and the surrounding area covering ∼26 million inhabitants. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Emergency department of 56 health centres. PARTICIPANTS: 3015 patients with acute coronary syndrome, of which 1024 patients had STEMI...
2016: BMJ Open
Nadeem Ahmed, Jaclyn Carberry, Vannesa Teng, David Carrick, Colin Berry
ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. While the survival after acute STEMI has considerably improved, mortality rate still remains high, especially in high-risk patients. Survival after acute STEMI is influenced by clinical characteristics such as age as well as the presence of comorbidities. However, during emergency care increasing access to tools such as the electrocardiogram, chest x-ray and echocardiography can provide additional information helping to further risk stratify patients...
November 2016: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
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