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OBJECTIVE To compare the early and late outcomes of primary percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) with fibrinolytic treatment among diabetic patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). DESIGN Retrospective observational study with data obtained from prospective registries. SETTING Tertiary cardiovascular institution with 24 hour(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the ethnic variation of short and long term female vulnerability after an acute coronary event in a population of Chinese, Indians, and Malays. DESIGN Population based registry. PATIENTS Residents of Singapore between the ages of 20-64 years with coronary events. Case identification and classification procedures were modified from(More)
BACKGROUND Ethnic differences in clinical outcome after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have been reported. Data within different Asian subpopulations is scarce. We aim to explore the differences in clinical profile and outcome between Chinese, Malay and Indian Asian patients who undergo PCI for coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND The role of sex, and its joint effect with age and diabetes mellitus, on mortality subsequent to surviving an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) beyond 30 days are unclear. The high prevalence of diabetes mellitus in an ethnically diverse Asian population motivates this study. METHODS The study population comprised of a nationwide cohort of(More)
Objectives: To study sex differences in clinical characteristics and outcomes among multi-ethnic Southeast Asian patients with hospitalized heart failure (HHF). Background: HHF is an important public health problem affecting man and women globally. Reports from Western populations suggest striking sex differences in risk factors and outcomes in HHF.(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the influence of sex, ethnicity, and time on competing cardiovascular and noncardiovascular causes of death following acute myocardial infarction in a multiethnic Asian cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS For 12 years, we followed a prospective nationwide cohort of 15 151 patients (aged 22-101 years, median age 63 years; 72.3% male; 66.7%(More)
INTRODUCTION Rapid point-of-care measurement of anticoagulation has become feasible with the advent of new portable devices and offers the potential for home monitoring. This study evaluates the accuracy and feasibility of such a point-of-care device, the ProTime analyser as compared with standard laboratory method (IL MCL2) for monitoring the International(More)
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