Guidelines-based treatment of anaemic STEMI patients: practice patterns and effects on in-hospital mortality: a retrospective analysis from the NCDR.

@article{Riley2013GuidelinesbasedTO,
  title={Guidelines-based treatment of anaemic STEMI patients: practice patterns and effects on in-hospital mortality: a retrospective analysis from the NCDR.},
  author={Robert F Riley and Laura Kristin Newby and Creighton W. Don and Karen P Alexander and Eric D. Peterson and S. Andrew Peng and Sanjay K. Gandhi and Michael A. Kutcher and Ezra A. Amsterdam and David M. Herrington},
  journal={European heart journal. Acute cardiovascular care},
  year={2013},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={35-43}
}
BACKGROUND Anaemia is associated with an increased risk for morbidity and mortality in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. While several physiological mechanisms have been proposed to explain this association, decreased receipt of guidelines-based care may also contribute. We examined the relationship between admission haemoglobin (Hgb) level, receipt of ACC/AHA guidelines-based treatments, and in-hospital outcomes among STEMI patients. We also evaluated whether administration… CONTINUE READING