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Long-term prognosis of patients with early post-infarction angina.

Erceg, Predrag; Davidovic, Mladen; Vasiljevic, Zorana; Mitrovic, Predrag; Vukcevic, Vladan; Zdravkovic, Sanja; Mihajlovic, Gordana; Despotovic, Nebojsa; Milosevic, Dragoslav P.
Circ J; 71(10): 1530-3, 2007 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-17895546

BACKGROUND:

Most studies have shown that early post-infarction angina (EPA) implies an unfavorable long-term prognosis among patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, some studies have failed to establish a link between the occurrence of EPA and increased mortality and recurrent infarction rates. METHODS AND

RESULTS:

In order to evaluate a long-term prognosis in patients with EPA, we assessed the 5-year prognosis of 80 patients with AMI by the presence or absence of EPA. During the 5-year follow up, the occurrence of death, cardiac death, recurrent infarction, unstable angina, heart failure, revascularization and cardiac events were recorded. A cardiac event was defined as an occurrence of any of the following events cardiac death, recurrent infarction, unstable angina, heart failure and revascularization. Survival analysis showed no differences between patients with and without EPA in the probability of death (p=NS), cardiac death (p=NS), recurrent myocardial infarction (p=NS) and unstable angina (p=NS). Patients with EPA had a higher probability of developing cardiac events (p=0.0285) and undergoing revascularization procedures (p=0.0188).

CONCLUSIONS:

EPA increases the risk of patients developing cardiac events and undergoing revascularization procedures, and thereby implies a poor long-term prognosis for patients with AMI.
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