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dc.contributor.authorKristjansson, J M
dc.contributor.authorAndersen, K
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-05T13:50:23Z
dc.date.available2009-01-05T13:50:23Z
dc.date.issued1999-09-01
dc.date.submitted2009-01-05
dc.identifier.citationCardiology 1999, 91(3):210-4en
dc.identifier.issn0008-6312
dc.identifier.pmid10516417
dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000006912
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/47040
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractDuring the last decade the treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has changed dramatically. In order to evaluate the overall impact of these changes on mortality and morbidity, we collected data on all patients hospitalized for AMI in Reykjavik, Iceland, during the calendar years of 1986 and 1996. Demographical characteristics of AMI patients did not change significantly between study periods. One-year mortality decreased from 26.3 to 19.7% (p < 0.05). Patients discharged with aspirin or beta-antagonists as well as those who received thrombolytic therapy had decreased 1-year mortality both years. Patients discharged with diuretics, digoxin or antiarrhythmics had increased 1-year mortality. We conclude that the 25% reduction in 1-year mortality is partially due to changes in therapy.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherKargeren
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dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshLength of Stayen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshMyocardial Infarctionen
dc.subject.meshPrognosisen
dc.subject.meshSurvival Analysisen
dc.subject.meshThrombolytic Therapyen
dc.titleImproved one-year survival after acute myocardial infarction in Icelandbetween 1986 and 1996en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Iceland, Faculty of Medicine, Reykjavik City Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland.en
dc.identifier.journalCardiologyen
html.description.abstractDuring the last decade the treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has changed dramatically. In order to evaluate the overall impact of these changes on mortality and morbidity, we collected data on all patients hospitalized for AMI in Reykjavik, Iceland, during the calendar years of 1986 and 1996. Demographical characteristics of AMI patients did not change significantly between study periods. One-year mortality decreased from 26.3 to 19.7% (p < 0.05). Patients discharged with aspirin or beta-antagonists as well as those who received thrombolytic therapy had decreased 1-year mortality both years. Patients discharged with diuretics, digoxin or antiarrhythmics had increased 1-year mortality. We conclude that the 25% reduction in 1-year mortality is partially due to changes in therapy.


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