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Incidence of and outcomes associated with ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention.
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PMID:  19417195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONTEXT: The incidence and timing of sustained ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (VT/VF) and its impact on outcomes in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are poorly understood.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of sustained VT/VF and its timing on the outcomes of patients presenting for primary PCI-an aim not prespecified in the APEX AMI trial.
DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS: We studied 5745 STEMI patients presenting for primary PCI at 296 hospitals in 17 countries between July 13, 2004, and May 11, 2006, from the APEX AMI trial. We categorized them into 4 groups: no VT/VF; VT/VF any time; early VT/VF, before the end of cardiac catheterization; and late VT/VF, after the end of cardiac catheterization.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Ninety-day total mortality.
RESULTS: VT/VF occurred in 329 STEMI patients (5.7%) presenting for primary PCI. The majority of these occurred before the end of catheterization (n = 205, 64%), and 90% occurred within 48 hours of presentation with symptoms of STEMI. Clinical outcomes were worse in patients with vs those without VT/VF (90-day mortality, 23.2% vs 3.6%; adjusted HR, 3.63; 95% CI, 2.59-5.09), and outcomes were worse if the VT/VF occurred late instead of early (90-day mortality for early VT/VF, 17.2% [adjusted HR, 2.34; 95% CI, 1.44-3.80]; for late VT/VF, 33.3% [adjusted HR, 5.59; 95% CI, 3.71-8.43]; for no VT/VF, 3.6% [referent]). In multivariate analyses, factors associated with early VT/VF included pre-PCI thrombolysis in MI (TIMI) flow grade 0 (HR, 2.94; 95% CI, 1.93-4.47), inferior infarction (HR, 2.16; 95% CI, 1.58-2.93), total baseline ST deviation (HR, 1.39; 95% CI, 1.19-1.63), creatinine clearance (HR, 0.88; 95% CI, 0.83-0.94), Killip class greater than I (HR, 1.88; 95% CI, 1.29-2.76), baseline systolic blood pressure (HR, 0.92; 95% CI, 0.87-0.98), body weight (HR, 1.16; 95% CI, 1.04-1.29), and baseline heart rate greater than 70/min (HR, 1.10; 95% CI, 1.01-1.20) (c index, 0.75). Factors related to late VT/VF were systolic blood pressure (HR, 0.83; 95% CI, 0.76-0.91), ST resolution less than 70% (HR, 3.17; 95% CI, 1.60-6.28), baseline heart rate greater than 70/min (HR, 1.20; 95% CI, 1.08-1.33), total baseline ST deviation (HR, 1.43; 95% CI, 1.14-1.79), post-PCI TIMI flow less than grade 3 (HR, 2.09; 95% CI, 1.24-3.52), pre-PCI TIMI flow grade 0 (HR, 2.12; 95% CI, 1.20-3.75), and beta-blockers less than 24 hours (HR, 0.52; 95% CI, 0.32-0.85) (c index, 0.74).
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, occurrence of VT/VF before or after the end of cardiac catheterization in patients presenting for primary PCI was associated with increased 90-day mortality.
Rajendra H Mehta; Aijing Z Starr; Renato D Lopes; Judith S Hochman; Petr Widimsky; Karen S Pieper; Paul W Armstrong; Christopher B Granger;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JAMA     Volume:  301     ISSN:  1538-3598     ISO Abbreviation:  JAMA     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-06     Completed Date:  2009-05-11     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501160     Medline TA:  JAMA     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1779-89     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*,  mortality,  therapy
Proportional Hazards Models
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Risk Factors
Tachycardia, Ventricular / epidemiology,  etiology*
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Fibrillation / epidemiology,  etiology*
Comment In:
JAMA. 2009 Sep 2;302(9):943-4; author reply 944-5   [PMID:  19724039 ]

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