• Combined Evaluation of ST-segment Elevation in lead AVR and ST-segment Depression in other Leads Enhances Prediction of in-hospital Cardiovascular Death in Patients with Non ST-segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Taglieri, Nevio <1976>

Subject

  • MED/11 Malattie dell'apparato cardiovascolare

Description

  • Objective: To investigate the prognostic significance of ST-segment elevation (STE) in aVR associated with ST-segment depression (STD) in other leads in patients with non-STE acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). Background: In NSTE-ACS patients, STD has been extensively associated with severe coronary lesions and poor outcomes. The prognostic role of STE in aVR is uncertain. Methods: We enrolled 888 consecutive patients with NSTE-ACS. They were divided into two groups according to the presence or not on admission ECG of aVR STE‚Č• 1mm and STD (defined as high risk ECG pattern). The primary and secondary endpoints were: in-hospital cardiovascular (CV) death and the rate of culprit left main disease (LMD). Results: Patients with high risk ECG pattern (n=121) disclosed a worse clinical profile compared to patients (n=575) without [median GRACE (Global-Registry-of-Acute-Coronary-Events) risk score =142 vs. 182, respectively]. A total of 75% of patients underwent coronary angiography. The rate of in-hospital CV death was 3.9%. On multivariable analysis patients who had the high risk ECG pattern showed an increased risk of CV death (OR=2.88, 95%CI 1.05-7.88) and culprit LMD (OR=4.67,95%CI 1.86-11.74) compared to patients who had not. The prognostic significance of the high risk ECG pattern was maintained even after adjustment for the GRACE risk score (OR = 2.28, 95%CI:1.06-4.93 and OR = 4.13, 95%CI:2.13-8.01, for primary and secondary endpoint, respectively). Conclusions: STE in aVR associated with STD in other leads predicts in-hospital CV death and culprit LMD. This pattern may add prognostic information in patients with NSTE-ACS on top of recommended scoring system.

Date

  • 2010-05-26

Type

  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed

Format

  • application/pdf

Identifier

urn:nbn:it:unibo-1982

Taglieri, Nevio (2010) Combined Evaluation of ST-segment Elevation in lead AVR and ST-segment Depression in other Leads Enhances Prediction of in-hospital Cardiovascular Death in Patients with Non ST-segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Fisiopatologia dell'insufficienza cardiaca , 22 Ciclo.

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