Document Detail

Impact of system delay on infarct size, myocardial salvage index, and left ventricular function in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23067912     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: The association between reperfusion delay and myocardial damage has previously been assessed by evaluation of the duration from symptom onset to invasive treatment, but results have been conflicting. System delay defined as the duration from first medical contact to first balloon dilatation is less prone to bias and is also modifiable. The purpose was to evaluate the impact of system delay on myocardial salvage index (MSI) and infarct size in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
METHODS: In patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction, MSI and final infarct size were assessed using cardiovascular magnetic resonance. Myocardial area at risk was measured within 1 to 7 days, and final infarct size was measured 90 ± 21 days after intervention. Patients were grouped according to system delay (0 to 120, 121 to 180, and >180 minutes).
RESULTS: In 219 patients, shorter system delay was associated with a smaller infarct size (8% [interquartile range 4-12%], 10% [6-16%], and 13% [8-17%]; P < .001) and larger MSI (0.77 [interquartile range 0.66-0.86], 0.72 [0.59-0.80], and 0.68 [0.64-0.72]; P = .005) for a system delay of up to 120, 121 to 180, and >180 minutes, respectively. A short system delay as a continuous variable independently predicted a smaller infarct size (r = 0.30, P < .001) and larger MSI (r = -0.25, P < .001) in multivariable linear regression analyses. Finally, shorter system delay (0-120 minutes) was associated with improved function (P = .019) and volumes of left ventricle (P = .022).
CONCLUSIONS: A shorter system delay resulted in smaller infarct size, larger MSI, and improved LV function in patients treated with primary PCI. Thus, this study confirms that minimizing system delay is crucial for primary PCI-related benefits.
Jacob Lønborg; Mikkel Malby Schoos; Henning Kelbæk; Lene Holmvang; Jacob Steinmetz; Niels Vejlstrup; Erik Jørgensen; Steffen Helqvist; Kari Saunamäki; Hans Erik Bøtker; Won Yong Kim; Christian Juhl Terkelsen; Peter Clemmensen; Thomas Engstrøm
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  164     ISSN:  1097-6744     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  538-46     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. Electronic address:
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Serum markers of deranged myocardial collagen turnover: their relation to malignant ventricular arrh...
Next Document:  Coronary angiographic scoring systems: an evaluation of their equivalence and validity.