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Results of the Croatian Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Network for patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  20403476     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Republic of Croatia, with a gross domestic product per capita of US$11,554 in 2008, is an economically less-developed Western country. The goal of the present investigation was to prove that a well-organized primary percutaneous coronary intervention network in an economically less-developed country equalizes the prospects of all patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction at a level comparable to that of more economically developed countries. We prospectively investigated 1,190 patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary PCI in 8 centers across Croatia (677 nontransferred and 513 transferred). The postprocedural Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction flow, in-hospital mortality, and incidence of major adverse cardiovascular events (ie, mortality, pectoral angina, restenosis, reinfarction, coronary artery bypass graft, and cerebrovascular accident rate) during 6 months of follow-up were compared between the nontransferred and transferred subgroups and in the subgroups of older patients, women, and those with cardiogenic shock. In all investigated patients, the average door-to-balloon time was 108 minutes, and the total ischemic time was 265 minutes. Postprocedural Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction 3 flow was established in 87.1% of the patients, and the in-hospital mortality rate was 4.4%. No statistically significant difference was found in the results of treatment between the transferred and nontransferred patients overall or in the subgroups of patients >75 years, women, and those with cardiogenic shock. In conclusion, the Croatian Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Network has ensured treatment results of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction comparable to those of randomized studies and registries of more economically developed countries.
Vjeran Nikoli? Heitzler; Zdravko Babic; Davor Milicic; Mijo Bergovec; Miroslav Raguz; Jure Mirat; Maja Strozzi; Zeljko Plazonic; Lovel Giunio; Robert Steiner; Boris Starcevic; Ivica Vukovic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2010-03-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  105     ISSN:  1879-1913     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-20     Completed Date:  2010-06-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1261-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Coronary Care Unit, Cardiovascular Department, Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Croatia / epidemiology
Follow-Up Studies
Hospital Mortality / trends
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis,  mortality,  therapy*
Prospective Studies
Survival Rate / trends
Thrombolytic Therapy / methods
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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