Clinical one-year outcomes after stenting in acute myocardial infarction

G. Berland, P. Block, T. DeLoughery, G. Grunkemeier

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    We retrospectively review our results of 96 stent placements in 64 patients identified from our data base who received stents acutely and within 48 hr of acute myocardial infarction. The average age was 60 years; 77% were male. The average length of stay was 6.75 days. Three patients needed coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) before discharge: 2 for stent occlusion and 1 for papillary muscle rupture. Need for CABG, further percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), myocardial infarction, and death defined outcome. Mean patient follow-up was 10.3 (±5.3) months. Seventy-two percent of patients were free of outcome events at 1 year, 17% needed CABG, and 11% required further PTCA. There were 2 myocardial infarctions and 1 death. Presence of left bundle branch block on admission electrocardiogram and angina in hospital after stent placement predicted worse outcome (P < 0.01).

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)337-341
    Number of pages5
    JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Apr 1 1997


    • acute intervention
    • coronary stenting
    • myocardial infarction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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