Management and outcomes of Middle Eastern patients admitted with acute coronary syndromes in the Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE).

@article{Zubaid2009ManagementAO,
  title={Management and outcomes of Middle Eastern patients admitted with acute coronary syndromes in the Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE).},
  author={Mohammad Zubaid and Wafa A. Rashed and Wael A Almahmeed and Jawad Ahmed Al-Lawati and Kadhim J. Sulaiman and Ahmed Al-Motarreb and Haitham Amin and Jassim Al Suwaidi and Khalid F Alhabib},
  journal={Acta cardiologica},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={439-46}
}
OBJECTIVES To identify the characteristics, management and hospital outcomes of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients in the Gulf region of the Middle East. METHODS AND RESULTS Overall, 8176 consecutive patients with the final diagnosis of ACS were recruited in 6 months, from 64 hospitals in 6 countries. The mean age of patients was 56 years. At presentation, 40% of patients had diabetes and 38% were current smokers. Of 2268 patients eligible for reperfusion, 183 (8%) underwent primary… CONTINUE READING

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