Recent trends in hospital management practices and prognosis after acute myocardial infarction in patients with kidney disease
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Meyers Primary Care Institute
Medical Subject Headings
Aged; Female; Glomerular Filtration Rate; Heart Failure; Hospital Mortality; Hospitalization; Humans; Kidney Diseases; Male; Middle Aged; Myocardial Infarction; Odds Ratio; Prognosis; Risk Factors; Shock, Cardiogenic
Health Services Research | Primary Care
Patients who have kidney disease receive aspirin, beta blockers, lipid-lowering therapy, thrombolytic agents, and coronary interventions less often than patients who have normal kidney function. The odds of dying during hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction were significantly higher among patients who had kidney disease than among those who did not have kidney disease after adjusting for several demographic and clinical confounders and year of hospitalization.
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Citation: Am J Cardiol. 2004 Nov 15;94(10):1290-3. Link to article on publisher's site