Registre per I'Angioplastica neirinfarto (RAI): Breve report preliminare dei principali indicatori di processo e di esito acuto

Translated title of the contribution: The Registry for Angioplasty in acute myocardial Infarction (RAI): Brief preliminary report of the main process and acute outcome indicators

Giuseppe Steffenino, Antonio Dellavalle, Sergio Chierchia, Gabriele Vicedomini, Alessandro Fontanelli, Guglielmo Bernardi, Luigi Niccoli, Federica Ettori, Sergio Repetto, Benedetta Castiglioni, Gabriele Risica, Luigi Giommi

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Abstract

BACKGROUND. Emergency coronary angiop/asty can be the treatment of choke in selected patients with acute myocardia/ infarction in centers with adequate facilities and organization. METHODS. A mult/center observat/ona/ study in patients with high-risk acute myocardia/ infarction was conducted to evaluate the quality of emergency ang/op/asty treatment according to process, acute and long-term outcome, and use of resources. RESULTS. The RAI registry included 345 patients with high-risk acute myocardia/ infarction who were admitted to six participating centers over a thirteen-month period. Emergency coronary angiography was performed in 261 patients (76%) and was followed by immediate angioplasty in 236 of them (68%). Mean door-to-procedure time was 58 -47 min. Severe left ventricular failure was present at admission in 35 (13%) of the 261 patients with emergency coronary angiography; and 29 of them were in cardiogenic shock (11%). Overall, in-hospital mortality for patients with angioplasty was 7.6%; i.e., 43% and 3.7% for patients with and without shock, respective/y. CONCLUSIONS. Despite logistical limitations, in centers with emergency angioplasty programs this treatment can be performed with favorable process and acute outcome characteristics in patients with high-risk myocardia/ infarction.

Translated title of the contributionThe Registry for Angioplasty in acute myocardial Infarction (RAI): Brief preliminary report of the main process and acute outcome indicators
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)563-568
Number of pages6
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Volume27
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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