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The actual therapy and in-hospital mortality of acute myocardial infarction in Flanders

Luc Jordaens (UGent) and René Tavernier (UGent)
(1997) ACTA CARDIOLOGICA. 52(5). p.397-410
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We studied influences on treatment and mortality in 787 patients with myocardial infarction in the setting of a prospective registry. Fifty % of patients received thrombolytics, 81% aspirin, and 46% beta-blockers. Decisions to give thrombolytics were influenced by gender and function. m During hospital stay angioplasty was performed in 21%, and grafting in 11%. In hospital-mortality (11%) was related to age and function. In multivariate analysis, only age influenced the use of angioplasty and revascularization. In conclusion, in-hospital mortality remains high, while 50% of patients receive thrombolytic therapy. Some therapeutic options are highly influenced by age, gender, and cardiac function.
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beta-blocking agents, ACE-inhibitors, coronary artery disease, mortality, myocardial infarction, thrombolytic therapy, LEFT-VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY, SURVIVAL, REVASCULARIZATION, ANGIOGRAPHY, HOSPITALS, TRIAL

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Jordaens, Luc, and René Tavernier. 1997. “The Actual Therapy and In-hospital Mortality of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Flanders.” Acta Cardiologica 52 (5): 397–410.
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Jordaens, Luc, & Tavernier, R. (1997). The actual therapy and in-hospital mortality of acute myocardial infarction in Flanders. ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, 52(5), 397–410.
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Jordaens L, Tavernier R. The actual therapy and in-hospital mortality of acute myocardial infarction in Flanders. ACTA CARDIOLOGICA. 1997;52(5):397–410.
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Jordaens, Luc, and René Tavernier. “The Actual Therapy and In-hospital Mortality of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Flanders.” ACTA CARDIOLOGICA 52.5 (1997): 397–410. Print.
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  abstract     = {We studied influences on treatment and mortality in 787 patients with myocardial infarction in the setting of a prospective registry. Fifty \% of patients received thrombolytics, 81\% aspirin, and 46\% beta-blockers. Decisions to give thrombolytics were influenced by gender and function. m During hospital stay angioplasty was performed in 21\%, and grafting in 11\%. In hospital-mortality (11\%) was related to age and function. In multivariate analysis, only age influenced the use of angioplasty and revascularization. In conclusion, in-hospital mortality remains high, while 50\% of patients receive thrombolytic therapy. Some therapeutic options are highly influenced by age, gender, and cardiac function.},
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  title        = {The actual therapy and in-hospital mortality of acute myocardial infarction in Flanders},
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  year         = {1997},
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