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Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2019 Jan;47(1):10-20. doi: 10.5543/tkda.2018.32657. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Outcomes of survivors of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction complicated by out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a single-center surveillance study.

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Department of Cardiology, Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.



The aim of the present study was to evaluate in-hospital and long-term outcomes of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) survivors who experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at a high-volume center within the STEMI network.


The records of 2681 consecutive STEMI patients who underwent primary PCI between January 2009 and December 2014 at a single center in the STEMI network were retrospectively analyzed. Patients with STEMI complicated by OHCA were compared with a reference group of STEMI patients who did not experience OHCA.


Compared with STEMI survivors without OHCA (n=2587, 96.5%), the frequency of anterior myocardial infarction, duration of hospitalization, rate of in-hospital major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events, and the incidence of ischemic cerebrovascular disease and major bleeding during in-hospital follow-up were significantly greater in those with OHCA (n=94, 3.5%). The distribution of age and gender was similar between the 2 groups. The primary PCI success rate was high and was similar in both groups. In-hospital mortality was significantly higher (18.1% vs. 1.5%; p<0.001) and survival at the 12th and 60th months was lower (74.5% vs. 96.5%; p<0.001 and 71.3% vs. 93.7%; p<0.001) in STEMI survivors with OHCA. OHCA was an independent predictor for in-hospital mortality (Odds ratio [OR]: 3.413; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.534-7.597; p=0.003) and all-cause mortality at 60 months (OR: 3.285; 95% CI: 2.020-5.340; p<0.001).


Mortality was high in patients with STEMI complicated by OHCA, even though PCI was performed with the same success rate seen in patients without OHCA.

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