Prognostic significance of serum creatinine and its change patterns in patients with acute coronary syndromes

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Background In acute coronary syndromes (ACS), serum creatinine (sCr) levels have short- and long-term prognostic value. However, it is possible that repeated evaluations of sCr during hospitalization, rather than measuring sCr value at admission only, might improve risk assessment. We investigated the relationship between sCr baseline value, its changes, and in-hospital mortality in patients hospitalized with ACS. Methods In 2,756 ACS patients, sCr was measured at hospital admission and then daily, until discharge from coronary care unit. Patients were grouped according to the maximum sCr change observed:

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-370
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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