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MERINO ECHAVARRIA, Tamara et al. Clinical, epidemiological and therapeutic characterization of patients with acute myocardial infarction. MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.9, pp.1416-1421. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 140 patients with acute myocardial infarction discharged from the Intensive Care Unit of "Dr. Joaquín Castillo Duany" Teaching Clinical Surgical Hospital in Santiago de Cuba was carried out from January, 2010 to December, 2011, in order to characterize them according to clinical, epidemiological and therapeutic aspects. Among the analyzed variables there were: age, sex, associated risk factors, topography, Killip and Kimball gradation, complications, thrombolytic treatment and state at discharge. Male sex, the age group 60-69 years and the heart attack of anterior aspect prevailed in the case material. The most frequent risk factors were hypertension (60.0 %), the previous ischemic cardiopathy (44.3 %) and the smoking habit (30.0 %). Although there were difficulties in the application of the thrombolysis, most of those affected (85.7 %) were discharged alive.

Keywords : acute myocardial infarction; thrombolytic treatment; Intensive Care Unit; secondary health care.

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