Left ventricular end diastolic pressure and acute coronary syndromes.

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Left ventricular end diastolic pressure and acute coronary syndromes.

Arq Bras Cardiol. 2011 Aug;97(2):100-10

Authors: Teixeira R, Lourenço C, Baptista R, Jorge E, Mendes P, Saraiva F, Monteiro S, Gonçalves F, Monteiro P, Ferreira MJ, Freitas M, Providência L


BACKGROUND: Data is lacking in the literature regarding the prognostic impact of left ventricular-end diastolic pressure (LVEDP) across acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

OBJECTIVE: To assess LVEDP and its prognostic implications in ACS patients.

METHODS: Prospective, longitudinal and continuous study of 1329 ACS patients from a single center between 2004 and 2006. Diastolic function was determined by LVEDP. Population was divided in two groups: A - LVEDP < 26.5 mmHg (n = 449); group B - LVEDP ? 26.5 mmHg (n = 226).

RESULTS: There were no significant differences between groups with respect to risk factors for cardiovascular disease, medical history and medical therapy during admission. In group A, patients with non-ST elevation ACS were more frequent, as well as normal coronary angiograms. In-hospital mortality was similar between groups, but one-year survival was higher in group A patients (96.9 vs 91.2%, log rank p = 0.002). On a multivariate Cox regression model, a LVEDP ? 26.5 mmHg (HR 2.45, 95%CI 1.05 - 5.74) remained an independent predictor for one-year mortality, when adjusted for age, LV systolic ejection fraction, ST elevation ACS, peak troponin, admission glycemia, and diuretics at 24 hours. Also, a LVEDP ? 26.5 mmHg was an independent predictor for a future readmission due to congestive HF (HR 6.65 95%CI 1.74 - 25.5).

CONCLUSION: In our selected population, LVEDP had a significant prognostic influence.

PMID: 21691679 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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