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Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 2007 Jun-Jul;100(6-7):524-34.

The French registry of Acute ST elevation or non-ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction (FAST-MI): study design and baseline characteristics.

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Société française de cardiologie, 5 rue des Colonnes du Trône, 75012 Paris.


The FAST MI registry was designed to evaluate the 'real world' management of patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI), and to assess their in-hospital, medium- and long-term outcomes. Patients were recruited consecutively from intensive care units over a period of one month (from October 2005), with an additional one-month recruitment period for diabetic patients. The study included 3059 MI patients in phase 1 and an additional 611 diabetic patients in phase 2. Altogether, 53% of the patients had a final diagnosis of Q wave MI and 47% had non Q wave MI. Patients with Q wave MI were more likely to be men, younger, more frequently with a family history or a history of smoking. Patients with non Q wave MI had worst baseline demographic and clinical characteristics mainly explained by their older age. Time from symptom onset to hospital admission was less than three hours for 22% of the patients with Q wave MI and for 14% of the non Q wave MI patients. Among patients with Q wave MI, 64% received reperfusion therapy, 35% with primary percutaneous coronary interventions, 19% with pre-hospital thrombolysis and 10% with in-hospital thrombolysis. Over 70% of patients received statin therapy during the hospital stay and over 90% anti platelet agents. In-hospital mortality was 5.8% in patients with Q wave MI and 4.9% in patients with non Q Wave MI. At discharge beta-adrenergic blockers and statins and, to a lesser extent, medications of the renin angiotensin system were commonly prescribed. Over 90% received antiplatelet agents.

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