Title

Effect of Anemia on Frequency of Short- and Long-Term Clinical Events in Acute Coronary Syndromes (from the Acute Catheterization and Urgent Intervention Triage Strategy Trial).

Publication/Presentation Date

12-15-2014

Abstract

There are limited data on the impact of anemia on clinical outcomes in unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated with an early invasive strategy. We sought to determine the short- and long-term clinical events among patients with and without anemia enrolled in the Acute Catheterization and Urgent Intervention Triage Strategy (ACUITY) trial. Anemia was defined as baseline hemoglobin of/dl for men and/dl for women. The primary end points were composite ischemia (death, myocardial infarction, or unplanned revascularization for ischemia) and major bleeding assessed in-hospital, at 1 month, and at 1 year. Among the 13,819 patients in the ACUITY trial, information regarding anemia was available in 13,032 (94.3%), 2,199 of whom (16.9%) had anemia. Patients with anemia compared with those without anemia had significantly increased adverse event rates in-hospital (composite ischemia 6.6% vs 4.8%, p = 0.0004; major bleeding 7.3% vs 3.3%, p

Volume

114

Issue

12

First Page

1823

Last Page

1829

ISSN

1879-1913

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

25438908

Department(s)

Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine Faculty, Department of Medicine

Document Type

Article