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Changing patterns of patient characteristics in the cath lab from 1998 to 2006: a single-centre retrospective analysis.
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PMID:  19317297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: There are few data on the change in the profile of cath lab patients over long time intervals. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed our cath lab records, patient charts, in terms of demographic variables, clinical and laboratory characteristics in a thousand patients (499 patients in 1998 January-March, 501 patients in 2006 January-March). RESULTS: Mean age was significantly higher in the 2006 cohort (57.5 +/- 11 vs. 62.2 +/- 10.8, P < 0.001). Gender was similar in both cohorts (men 68.5% vs. women 69.9%, P = 0.65). Both hypertension and diabetes mellitus were more prevalent in the 2006 cohort (613% vs. 49.3 and 30.3 vs. 17.6 respectively, P < 0.001 for both). Smoking rates (past or active) did not differ between the cohorts. Rates of normal or near normal coronary angiograms were somewhat elevated in both cohorts (36.7% in 1998 and 39.1% in 2006). Rates of multivessel disease (2-3 vessel disease) tended to increase and rates of single-vessel disease tended to decrease from the 1998 cohort to the 2006 cohort (27.7% to 34.4% and 35.7% to 26.7%, P = 0.006). The number of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) performed increased with a borderline statistical significance in the 2006 cohort (32% vs. 38.5%, P = 0.053). CONCLUSIONS: Our data indicates that today interventional cardiologists face an older and more severely diseased cath lab patient population compared with a decade earlier. In comparison with 1998, more PCIs were performed.
Tamer Sayin; Timuçin Altin; Ozgür Ozcan; Selçuk Oztürk; Mustafa Kiliçkap; Aydan Ozdemir; Başar Candemir; Omer Akyürek; Cetin Erol
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-25     Completed Date:  2009-06-05     Revised Date:  2009-06-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ankara University, Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / statistics & numerical data*
Case-Control Studies
Coronary Angiography*
Coronary Artery Disease / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  physiopathology,  therapy
Heart Catheterization / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Time Factors

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