Contemporary management of patients referring to cardiologists one to three years from a myocardial infarction: The EYESHOT Post-MI study

EYESHOT Post-MI Investigators

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Abstract

Aims: To describe the contemporary management by cardiologists of patients after an episode of myocardial infarction (MI). Methods: The EYESHOT Post-MI was a prospective, observational, nationwide study aimed to evaluate the management of patients referring to cardiologists 1 to 3 years from the last MI event. Results: Over a 3-month period, 1633 consecutive patients [median 22 (IQR 15–28) months from MI] were enrolled: 1028 (63.0%) at the second and 605 (37.0%) at the third year from MI. During the 12 months prior to enrolment, the majority of patients received a transthoracic echocardiogram (60% and 54%), followed by coronary angiography (24% and 16%, in the second and third year from MI groups, respectively). At the time of enrolment, the majority of patients were prescribed on statins (93%) and beta-blockers (82%), without significant differences between the 2 groups. A dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) was used more frequently among patients presenting during the second compared to the third year from MI (40% vs 24%; p < 0.0001). At multivariable analysis, the time interval from last MI (2 vs 3 years: OR 2.27; 95% CI 1.79–2.88; p < 0.0001) and a previous percutaneous coronary intervention with multiple stents (OR 3.46; 95% CI 2.19–5.47; p < 0.0001) resulted as the major independent predictors of DAPT persistence at the time of enrolment. Conclusions: This contemporary registry provides unique insights into the current management of post-MI patients and represents an opportunity to further improve the long-term treatment of this high-risk population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-14
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Clopidogrel
  • Dual antiplatelet therapy
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Post-MI
  • Secondary prevention
  • Ticagrelor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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