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Haemodynamic patterns in ST-elevation myocardial infarction: incidence and correlates of elevated filling pressures.
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PMID:  17612667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES.: We sought to study the incidence and clinical correlates of elevated filling pressures in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients, without physical signs of heart failure and treated with primary coronary angioplasty. BACKGROUND.: Haemodynamic data, as measured with a Swan-Ganz catheter, are not routinely obtained in STEMI patients. At admission, low blood pressure, increased heart rate, sweating, increased respiration rate, rales, oedema, and a third heart sound are indicative of heart failure. METHODS.: All consecutive STEMI patients were monitored by a Swan-Ganz catheter and central venous pressure (CVP), pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), pulmonary artery pressure (PAS) and cardiac index (CI) were measured. To investigate the clinical correlates of the haemodynamic status patients were classified according to previously defined haemodynamic criteria. RESULTS.: We studied 90 patients, aged 60.5+/-13.1 year, 76% were male. Mortality at 30 days was 2/90 (2.2%). Patients with impaired haemodynamics presented later and had larger myocardial infarct sizes. CVP, PCWP and PAS were above normal in 36 (40%) patients. CONCLUSION.: A large proportion of STEMI patients without physical signs of heart failure have elevation of right- as well as left-sided cardiac filling pressures. (Neth Heart J 2007;15:95-9.).
A Bergstra; T Svilaas; D J van Veldhuisen; A F M van den Heuvel; I C C van der Horst; F Zijlstra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1568-5888     ISO Abbreviation:  Neth Heart J     Publication Date:  2007  
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Created Date:  2007-07-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101095458     Medline TA:  Neth Heart J     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.
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