Prevalence, predictors, and in-hospital outcomes of non-infarct artery intervention during primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry).

@article{Cavender2009PrevalencePA,
  title={Prevalence, predictors, and in-hospital outcomes of non-infarct artery intervention during primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry).},
  author={Matthew A Cavender and Sarah Milford-Beland and Matthew T. Roe and Eric D. Peterson and William Weintraub and Sunil V. Rao},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={507-13}
}
Guidelines support percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the noninfarct-related artery during primary PCI for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in patients with hemodynamic compromise; however, in patients without hemodynamic compromise, PCI of the noninfarct-related artery is given a class III recommendation. We analyzed the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (n = 708,481 admissions, 638 sites) to determine the prevalence, predictors, and in-hospital outcomes of… CONTINUE READING