Comparison of acute coronary syndrome in patients receiving versus not receiving chronic dialysis (from the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events [GRACE] Registry)

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Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Department of Surgery; Center for Outcomes Research

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Acute Coronary Syndrome; Renal Dialysis


Cardiovascular Diseases | Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Health Services Research | Male Urogenital Diseases


Patients with end-stage renal disease commonly develop acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Little is known about the natural history of ACS in patients receiving dialysis. We evaluated the presentation, management, and outcomes of patients with ACS who were receiving dialysis before presentation for an ACS and were enrolled in the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) at 123 hospitals in 14 countries from 1999 to 2007. Of 55,189 patients, 579 were required dialysis at presentation. Non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction was the most common ACS presentation in patients receiving dialysis, occurring in 50% (290 of 579) of patients versus 33% (17,955 of 54,610) of those not receiving dialysis. Patients receiving dialysis had greater in-hospital mortality rates (12% vs 4.8%; p

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Am J Cardiol. 2012 Jan 1;109(1):19-25. Epub 2011 Oct 4. Link to article on publisher's site

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The American journal of cardiology

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