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Combination of the Killip and TIMI Classifications for Early Risk Stratification of Patients with Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction.
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PMID:  21335969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: The Killip classification and the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score have been proven to be useful tools for the early risk stratification of patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI). The Killip classification is simpler and less time consuming compared to the TIMI score. We sought to evaluate the added value of applying the TIMI score to patients prestratified with the Killip classification. Methods: A total of 1,773 consecutive acute MI patients were hospitalized in 25 coronary care units operating in Israel, and were followed up to 1 year. Results: Higher Killip class was associated with increased 1-year mortality: 6, 24, 42 and 60% in Killip 1-4, respectively. Applying the TIMI score to Killip 1 patients resulted in further stratifying the patients to low-, medium- and high-risk patient groups with 1, 8 and 19% 1-year mortality rates. Conclusions: The Killip classification is a useful tool for early risk stratification of acute MI patients. Applying the TIMI score to patients classified as Killip 1 further stratified them into low-, medium- and high-risk subgroups significantly improving stratification by the Killip classification alone.
David Rott; David Leibowitz; Roseline Schwartz; A Teddy Weiss; Solomon Behar; Hanoch Hod
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  117     ISSN:  1421-9751     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  291-295     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Medicine, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel.
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