The impact of the stent era on the management strategy for acute myocardial infarction: A population-based perspective
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Medical Subject Headings
Aged; Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary; Coronary Artery Bypass; Female; Heart Catheterization; Humans; Male; Massachusetts; Middle Aged; Myocardial Infarction; *Stents
Bioinformatics | Biostatistics | Epidemiology | Health Services Research
We determined trends in the use of invasive diagnostic and revascularization strategies from a multihospital community-wide perspective for patients suffering acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Comparing 3,824 patients treated in the prestent era (1986-1993) to 1,915 patients hospitalized during the stent era (1995-1997), there was a significant increase in the use of invasive procedures and revascularization techniques across a broad spectrum of AMI patients during their index hospitalization. This resulted in a higher-risk profile of patients referred for invasive management of AMI in the stent era. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent. 51:255-258, 2000.
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Citation: Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2000 Nov;51(3):255-8.
Dauerman, Harold L.; Goldberg, Robert J.; Yarzebski, Jorge L.; Lessard, Darleen M.; and Gore, Joel M., "The impact of the stent era on the management strategy for acute myocardial infarction: A population-based perspective" (2000). Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations. 287.