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SUAREZ ROSALES, Edislaimy et al. Characterization of Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated at the General University Hospital Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima. Rev. Finlay [online]. 2023, vol.13, n.2, pp.163-172.  Epub June 30, 2023. ISSN 2221-2434.


ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction poses a great challenge to health systems, therefore its diagnosis and management are important.


to determine the main clinical-epidemiological characteristics of patients diagnosed with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction.


a descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out on a series of patients treated at the Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima University General Hospital in Cienfuegos, from January to June 2021. The universe consisted of 77 patients. Variables such as: age, sex, skin color, origin, comorbidities, toxic habits, clinical manifestations, thrombolysis, place where they were thrombolyzed, causes of non-thrombolysis, topography of acute myocardial infarction, discharge status, infarction complications and of thrombolytic treatment. For the processing and analysis of the information, a database was created in the statistical package SPSS version 21.0 that allowed the calculation of the absolute frequencies and the percentages.


the mean age was 66.08 (±9.43). There was a predominance of the male sex (64.7 %); 59.7 % of the patients were thrombolyzed; typical chest pain was the main clinical manifestation with 71.4 %; 12 patients died, of which 10.4 % did not receive thrombolytic treatment.


the main reason for consultation continues to be chest pain. Age and comorbidities are risk factors to take into account when preventing this entity. Thrombolysis is a therapeutic measure that has a direct impact on the state at discharge of patients, this procedure is performed mostly in the hospital.

Keywords : st elevation myocardial infarction; thrombolytic therapy; treatment adherence and compliance.

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