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PURPOSE To assess clinical practices and in-hospital outcomes of patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Beijing, China. METHODS This study was a prospective multicentre registry study in Metropolitan Beijing, China. Demographics, delay time, management strategy and in-hospital outcome data were collected from patients with STEMI(More)
BACKGROUND Although low-molecular-weight heparin has replaced unfractionated heparin to become the primary anticoagulation drug for treatment of acute coronary syndrome, there is no convenient bedside monitoring method. We explored the best laboratory monitoring method of low-molecular-weight heparins (enoxaparin, dalteparin, and nadroparin) by use of the(More)
BACKGROUND Lower extremity atherosclerosis (LEA) is among the most serious diabetic complications and leads to non-traumatic amputations. The recently developed dual-source CT (DSCT) and 320- multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) may help to detect plaques more precisely. The aim of our study was to evaluate the differences in LEA between diabetic and(More)
OBJECTIVE Many studies have assessed the association between serum adiponectin and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), yet whether adiponectin is an independent risk factor for CVD remains controversial. We performed a meta-analysis of 17 prospective epidemiologic studies to evaluate this relationship in the general population. METHODS PubMed and(More)
BACKGROUND Delay in seeking medical care in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is receiving increasing attention. This study aimed to examine the association between expected symptoms and experienced symptoms of AMI and its effects on care-seeking behaviors of patients with AMI. METHODS Between November 1, 2005 and December 31, 2006, a(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of body mass index (BMI) on the clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients ≥ 75 years old remained unclear. METHODS A total of 1098 elderly patients undergoing PCI with stent implantation were recruited. Patients were divided into four groups by the value of BMI: Underweight (≤ 20.0 kg/m 2 ), normal(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the present situation of inter-hospital transfer and its impact on early reperfusion therapies and short-term outcomes in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Beijing. METHODS This cross-sectional and multicenter survey was conducted between 1 January and 31 December, 2006. A total of 789 STEMI patients(More)
BACKGROUND Cumulative evidence demonstrates that primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a reperfusion strategy for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This study was undertaken to evaluate the pre-hospital care-seeking pathway and subsequent care quality in patients with STEMI in the Beijing health care system, which offers patients a(More)
BACKGROUND Definitive treatment for heart attack is early reperfusion with either angioplasty or thrombolytic therapy, and the benefit is strictly time-dependent. Patient outcomes are improved with either therapy when initiated as soon as possible. Recognition of heart attack symptoms is logically tied to taking action to receive prompt emergency care.(More)
AIM This study was conducted to investigate the role of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in 1-year all cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality among Chinese patients who were at least 50 years old and had a history of coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, or peripheral vascular disease (PAD), or with two or more cardiovascular risks. METHODS Of 3,732(More)