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The impact of direct access to primary angioplasty on reducing the mortality associated with anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: The experience of the Algarve region of Portugal.
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PMID:  23010139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: There are few published data on mortality in anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Portugal, particularly in centers with direct access to primary angioplasty. We present the experience of a center with direct access to primary angioplasty in the management of patients admitted with anterior STEMI. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 120 patients admitted with anterior STEMI in 2008 to Faro Hospital (Algarve region, Portugal). RESULTS: Significant coronary artery stenosis was found in 99 patients (82.5%). These patients were predominantly male (79%), and had a mean age of 63 years. Primary angioplasty was performed in the majority of patients within 6hours of symptom onset and median ECG-to-balloon time was 89minutes. Primary angioplasty was successful in 98% of patients and complete revascularization was achieved in 83%. Radial access was used in 82% of cases. In-hospital and 30-day mortality was 3%. CONCLUSION: Direct access to primary angioplasty was associated with low mortality in patients admitted with anterior STEMI.
Nuno Marques; Ricardo Faria; Pedro Sousa; Jorge Mimoso; Victor Brandão; Veloso Gomes; Ilídio Jesus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0870-2551     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Port Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710716     Medline TA:  Rev Port Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; POR     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.
Serviço de Cardiologia, Hospital de Faro, EPE, Faro, Portugal. Electronic address:
Vernacular Title:
Impacto da via verde coronária e da angioplastia primária na redução da mortalidade associada ao enfarte com elevação do segmento ST anterior. A experiência algarvia.
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