Eng Wei Tang

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BACKGROUND The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) hospital discharge risk score (GRACE score) developed from a multinational registry involving all subsets of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) predicted 6-month survival. There is currently no validated risk model to predict mortality beyond 6 months. METHODS AND RESULTS Of the 1143 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is common among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). AIM To examine how depression may alter outcome of ACS. DESIGN Observational study on how ongoing depression influences the time delay to seeking help and its effects on subsequent treatment compliance after discharge. METHODS Depression was measured by Beck Depression(More)
AIMS To compare the outcome of hospital survivors with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) discharged from a community hospital (Invercargill hospital) versus from a tertiary teaching (Dunedin) hospital followed for up to 5 years. METHODS All ACS survivors discharged from Dunedin and Invercargill coronary care units between the years 2000-2002 were included. We(More)
AIMS This study compared the management of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) for patients admitted to Dunedin Coronary Care with evidence-based recommendations from the American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association in 1999 and 2002 and with management reported in international and local registries. METHODS All patients with ACS from 2001-2002(More)
AIM To examine if the prognostic benefit of in-hospital revascularisation on survival among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) was influenced by the use of statins at the initial hospital discharge. METHODS All ACS survivors discharged from Dunedin and Invercargill coronary care units between the years 2000 and 2002 were included. RESULTS Of(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary patients resistant to aspirin may have increased risk for ischemic events. Little data were available for patients presenting acutely with chest pain. METHODS AND RESULTS We used the VerifyNow Aspirin to determine aspirin responsiveness of 314 patients regularly taking aspirin 75-300 mg daily for >or=4 weeks who presented with(More)
BACKGROUND The use of different evidence-based medications (EBM medications) in-hospital survivors of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may be associated with different long-term survival. METHODS In 1025 consecutive survivors receiving aspirin, we analysed the associations between statins (prescribed in 59.5%), beta-blockers (76.8%) and(More)
AIMS To compare the baseline characteristics, use of evidence-based medications, rate of revascularisation, and mortality of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients managed in a community hospital (Invercargill Hospital) without, and a tertiary teaching hospital (Dunedin Hospital) with, catheterisation and an interventional facility. METHODS All patients(More)
BACKGROUND The New Zealand Cardiac Implanted Device Registry (Device) has recently been developed under the auspices of the New Zealand Branch of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. This study describes the initial Device registry cohort of patients receiving a new pacemaker, their indications for pacing and their perioperative complications.(More)
There are limited data on the relation between blood pressure (BP) at hospital discharge and long-term outcomes after acute coronary syndromes. In this study, of 1,053 consecutive survivors of acute coronary syndromes (mean age 64.9 +/- 12.6 years, 63% men), patients with lower diastolic BP were older, had higher Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events(More)