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Initial heart rate and cardiovascular outcomes in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome.
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PMID:  24702593     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objectives: To assess the impact of on-admission heart rate (HR) in patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: Data were collected retrospectively from the second Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events. Patients were divided according to their initial HR into: (I: < 60, II: 60-69, III: 70-79, IV: 80-89 and V: ≥ 90 bpm). Patients' characteristics and hospital and one- and 12-month outcomes were analyzed and compared. Results: Among 7939 consecutive ACS patients, groups I to V represented 7%, 13%, 20%, 23.5%, and 37%, respectively. Mean age was higher in groups I and V. Group V were more likely males, diabetic and hypertensive. ST-elevation myocardial infarction was the main presentation in groups I and V. Reperfusion therapies were less likely given to group V. Beta blockers were more frequently prescribed to group III in comparison to groups with higher HR. Groups I and V were associated with worse hospital outcomes. Multivariate analysis showed initial tachycardia as an independent predictor for heart failure (OR 2.2; 95%CI: 1.39-3.32), while bradycardia was independently associated with higher one-month mortality (OR 2.0; 95%CI: 1.04-3.85) Conclusion: The majority of ACS patients present with tachycardia. However, low or high HR is a marker of high risk that needs more attention and management.
Nidal Asaad; Ayman El-Menyar; Khalid F Alhabib; Adel Shabana; Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali; Wael Almahmeed; Hussam Al Faleh; Ahmad Hersi; Shukri Al Saif; Ahmed Al-Motarreb; Kadhim Sulaiman; Khalid Al Nemer; Haitham Amin; Jassim Al Suwaidi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acute cardiac care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-295X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acute Card Care     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
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Created Date:  2014-4-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101276603     Medline TA:  Acute Card Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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