Emergency percutaneous coronary intervention in unprotected left main coronary arteries. Predictors of mortality and impact of cardiogenic shock.

@article{Hurtado2009EmergencyPC,
  title={Emergency percutaneous coronary intervention in unprotected left main coronary arteries. Predictors of mortality and impact of cardiogenic shock.},
  author={Jose Hurtado and Eduardo Pinar Berm{\'u}dez and Bel{\'e}n Redondo and Javier Lacunza Ruiz and Juan Ram{\'o}n Gimeno Blanes and Juan Garc{\'i}a de Lara and Ra{\'u}l Valdesuso Aguilar and Francisca Teruel and Mariano Vald{\'e}s Ch{\'a}varri},
  journal={Revista espanola de cardiologia},
  year={2009},
  volume={62 10},
  pages={1118-24}
}
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for unprotected left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease may be essential following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, few data are available on the use of emergency PCI in unprotected LMCAs outside of clinical trials. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of in-hospital mortality, its predictors and its association with cardiogenic shock, and long-term outcomes in patients with unprotected LMCA… CONTINUE READING