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BACKGROUND For the treatment of myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation, primary angioplasty is considered superior to fibrinolysis for patients who are admitted to hospitals with angioplasty facilities. Whether this benefit is maintained for patients who require transportation from a community hospital to a center where invasive treatment is(More)
AIMS Patients with chest pain and no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) are considered at low risk for cardiovascular events but evidence supporting this is scarce. We investigated the prognostic implications of stable angina pectoris in relation to the presence and degree of CAD with no obstructive CAD in focus. METHODS AND RESULTS We identified(More)
CONTEXT Approval of drug-eluting coronary stents was based on results of relatively small trials of selected patients; however, in routine practice, stents are used in a broader spectrum of patients. OBJECTIVE To compare the first 2 commercially available drug-eluting stents-sirolimus-eluting and paclitaxel-eluting-for prevention of symptom-driven(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the DANish trial in Acute Myocardial Infarction (DANAMI) study was to compare an invasive strategy of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with a conservative strategy in patients with inducible myocardial ischemia who received thrombolytic treatment for a first acute(More)
AIMS To investigate if gender bias is present in today's setting of an early invasive strategy for patients with acute coronary syndrome in Denmark (population 5 million). METHODS AND RESULTS We identified all patients admitted to Danish hospitals with acute coronary syndrome in 2005-07 (9561 women and 16 406 men). Cox proportional hazard models were used(More)
BACKGROUND Combinations of aspirin, clopidogrel, and vitamin K antagonists are widely used in patients after myocardial infarction. However, data for the safety of combinations are sparse. We examined the risk of hospital admission for bleeding associated with different antithrombotic regimens. METHODS By use of nationwide registers from Denmark, we(More)
The effect of intravenous infusion of endothelin-1 (ET-1) at a rate of 1 pmol.min-1.kg-1 for 60 min (n = 9) or placebo (n = 9) was investigated in 18 healthy human volunteers with a mean age of 30 yr. In response to ET-1 infusion, concentration of ET-1 increased from 0.88 +/- 0.27 to 10.73 +/- 4.79 (SD) pmol/l. Diastolic blood pressure increased by 7.8% (P(More)
AIMS To evaluate probabilities of disability pension (DP) and premature exit from the workforce (PEW) in patients with stable angina symptoms and no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) at angiography compared with obstructive CAD and asymptomatic reference individuals. METHODS AND RESULTS We followed 4303 patients with no prior cardiovascular(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the metabolism of erythropoietin (EPO) in uremia compared with healthy subjects. Twenty-one patients (nine men and 12 women) with end-stage renal failure and anemia and 12 healthy volunteers (3 women and nine men) were studied. The pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated after an i.v. and a femoral sc(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to examine whether there was a difference between clinical nurses who were research-active, and clinical nurses who were nonresearch-active in utilization of research. A further aim was to identify the most significant barriers faced by a group of Danish clinical nurses in their use of research. BACKGROUND Discrepancy between(More)