Chronological aspects of an acute coronary syndrome


Authors: J. Sitár 1;  J. Střeštík 2
Authors‘ workplace: Interní a endokrinologická ordinace Polikliniky v Kuřimi 1;  Geofyzikální ústav AV ČR, v. v. i., Praha 2
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2009, 11(1): 32-34

Overview

Chronological aspects of an acute coronary syndrome. Daily rates of direct PCI interventions in acute myocardial infarctions performed at two cardiology clinics in Brno, Czech Republic, in 2004, 2005 and 2006 were analyzed in order to determine the periods these interventions are more frequent. There was a total of 2195 cases. During a week, two maxima of PCI interventions took place; these were Mondays and Thursdays. Striking minimum of PCI interventions took place during weekends. In the course of a year, a significant peak was observed from February to June and a minimum between July and September. Another maximum took place in October, followed by the second minimum from November to January. Further chronological aspects and particularities in the incidence of an acute coronary syndrome are widely discussed. As seen in our earlier investigations, the frequency of patient admissions to the hospital on Saturday is inversely proportional to the number of sudden cardiovascular deaths out of the hospital,

Keywords:
acute myocardial infarction – weekly variation – annual variation


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