• Fibrinolysis Versus Primary Pci In Stemi Patients Enrolled In The International Survey Of Acute Coronary Syndromes In Transitional Countries
  • Amaduzzi, Peter Louis <1983>


  • MED/11 Malattie dell'apparato cardiovascolare


  • Primary angioplasty has been shown to be more effective than fibrinolysis in terms of mortality and adverse outcomes. More recent data, however, suggests that timely reperfusion with fibrinolysis is comparable to primary angioplasty. The current study gathered data from the International Survey of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Transitional Countries registry. Among 7406 ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients presenting within 12 hours from symptom onset, 6315 underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention and 1091 were treated with fibrinolysis. The primary outcome was 30-day mortality, while the secondary outcome was a composite of 30-day incidence of death, severe left ventricular dysfunction, stroke or reinfarction. Patients who underwent primary angioplasty tended to have a greater cardiovascular risk profile and were slightly older. On the other hand, patients treated with fibrinolysis received less anti-platelet medications yet were more often prescribed beta blockers in the acute phase. Among those who received fibrinolysis, 43% underwent coronary angiography while 32.3% were treated with a subsequent angioplasty. Total ischemic time was lower in patients undergoing fibrinolysis (185 minutes) than in those treated with primary angioplasty (258 minutes). Rates of primary and secondary combined endpoints were higher in patients receiving fibrinolysis compared to those receiving primary angioplasty (7.8% vs. 4.1%; p<0.0001; OR 1.97, 95% CI, 1.38-2.81; and 14.8% vs. 10.1%, p<0.0001; OR 1.43, 95% CI, 1.12-1.81). When considering only patients receiving reperfusion within 3 hours, regardless of reperfusion strategy, differences in mortality (6.3% vs. 4%, p=0.094, for fibrinolysis or primary angioplasty, respectively; OR 0.87, 95% CI, 0.35-2.16) and in the combined secondary endpoint were no longer observed (12.9% vs 10.8%, p=0.33; OR 0.98, 95% CI, 0.58-1.64), and female sex was no longer a significant predictor of adverse outcomes. When performed 3 hours from symptom onset, fibrinolysis is safe and feasible, in terms of mortality and adverse outcomes, compared to primary angioplasty.


  • 2020-04-02
  • info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2023-02-23


  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed


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Amaduzzi, Peter Louis (2020) Fibrinolysis Versus Primary Pci In Stemi Patients Enrolled In The International Survey Of Acute Coronary Syndromes In Transitional Countries, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Scienze chirurgiche , 32 Ciclo.