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Hemodynamic studies for prediction of acute myocardial infarction outcomes

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Department of Cardiology
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Department of Physics, Mathematics and Informatics
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Institute for Biomedical Research
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Institute of Cardiology, Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania
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Medicina 2008, 44(8), 640; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina44080083
Received: 8 May 2008 / Accepted: 13 August 2008 / Published: 18 August 2008
Prediction of outcomes after acute myocardial infarction was initiated more than 40 years ago. Improvement of the management options significantly reduced mortality of patients with acute myocardial infarction. In the 1960s, the mortality rate of inpatients was around 25–30%, whereas in 2007, according to the guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes, issued by the European Society of Cardiology, hospital mortality in patients with ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction was 7%, while in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome just 5%, but at 6 months, mortality rates were very similar in both conditions (12% vs. 13%, respectively). There are different criteria for prediction of acute myocardial infarction: demographic, clinical, laboratory, instrumental, and epidemiological. Data of hemodynamic studies are ones of the possible criteria for prediction of outcomes after acute myocardial infarction. Methods and findings of hemodynamic studies used for prediction of the outcomes are presented in this article.
Keywords: hemodynamic monitoring; acute myocardial infarction; risk scores; outcome prediction hemodynamic monitoring; acute myocardial infarction; risk scores; outcome prediction
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Macas, A.; Kriščiukaitis, A.; Buivydaitė, K.; Bakšytė, G.; Žaliūnas, R. Hemodynamic studies for prediction of acute myocardial infarction outcomes. Medicina 2008, 44, 640.

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