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Time to treatment and three-year mortality after primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction-a DANish Trial in Acute Myocardial Infarction-2 (DANAMI-2) substudy.
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PMID:  20494656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI), early reperfusion is believed to improve left ventricular systolic function and reduce mortality; however, long-term (>1 year) data are sparse. In the DANish Trial in Acute Myocardial Infarction-2 (DANAMI-2) study, 686 patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction were treated with pPCI. Long-term mortality was obtained during 3 years of follow-up. We classified the patients according to the symptom-to-balloon time (<3, 3 to 5, and > or =5 hours). The groups were compared using a Cox proportional hazards regression model adjusted for confounding factors. The left ventricular systolic ejection fraction was estimated by echocardiography before discharge. Coronary flow was evaluated using the Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction score. Mortality did not differ between the 2 earliest symptom-to-balloon groups, and they were therefore combined into 1 group in the analysis of survival. Mortality was significantly increased for patients with a symptom-to-balloon time > or =5 hours (hazard ratio 2.36, 95% confidence interval 1.51 to 3.67, p <0.001), a difference that remained significant after controlling for confounding factors (adjusted hazard ratio 2.44, 95% confidence interval 1.31 to 4.54, p = 0.007). The symptom-to-balloon time was inversely associated with a left ventricular systolic ejection fraction of < or =40% (19.7% vs 22.8% vs 33.1%, p = 0.036), with the latter a major predictor of 3-year mortality in this cohort (hazard ratio 6.02, 95% confidence interval 3.68 to 9.85, p <0.001). A shorter symptom-to-balloon time was associated with greater rates of Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction 3 flow after pPCI (86.5% vs 80.9% vs 75.7%, p = 0.002). In conclusion, a shorter symptom-to-balloon time was associated with improved coronary flow, an increased likelihood of subsequent left ventricular systolic ejection fraction >40%, and greater 3-year survival in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated with pPCI.
Michael Maeng; Peter Haubjerg Nielsen; Martin Busk; Leif Spange Mortensen; Steen Dalby Kristensen; Torsten Toftegaard Nielsen; Henning Rud Andersen;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2010-04-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  105     ISSN:  1879-1913     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-24     Completed Date:  2010-07-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1528-34     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Confidence Intervals
Fibrinolytic Agents / therapeutic use*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Conduction System / drug effects*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis*,  mortality,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Proportional Hazards Models
Prospective Studies
Stroke Volume
Survival Analysis
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrinolytic Agents

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