Prognostic Impact of β-Blocker Dose After Acute Myocardial Infarction.

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Prognostic Impact of β-Blocker Dose After Acute Myocardial Infarction.

Circ J. 2018 Nov 22;:

Authors: Hwang D, Lee JM, Kim HK, Choi KH, Rhee TM, Park J, Park TK, Yang JH, Song YB, Choi JH, Hahn JY, Choi SH, Koo BK, Kim YJ, Chae SC, Cho MC, Kim CJ, Gwon HC, Jeong MH, Kim HS, KAMIR Investigators

BACKGROUND: The differential prognostic impact of β-blocker dose after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has been under debate. The current study sought to compare clinical outcome after AMI according to β-blocker dose using the Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry-National Institutes of Health (KAMIR-NIH). Methods and Results: Of the total population of 13,104 consecutive AMI patients enrolled in the KAMIR-NIH, the current study analyzed 11,909 patients. These patients were classified into 3 groups (no β-blocker; low-dose [<25% of target dose]; and high-dose [≥25% of target dose]). The primary outcome was cardiac death at 1 year. Compared with the no β-blocker group, both the low-dose and high-dose groups had significantly lower risk of cardiac death (HR, 0.435; 95% CI: 0.363-0.521, P<0.001; HR, 0.519; 95% CI: 0.350-0.772, P=0.001, respectively). The risk of cardiac death, however, was similar between the high- and low-dose groups (HR, 1.194; 95% CI: 0.789-1.808, P=0.402). On multivariable adjustment and inverse probability weighted analysis, the result was the same.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of β-blockers in post-AMI patients had significant survival benefit compared with no use of β-blockers. There was no significant additional benefit of high-dose β-blockers compared with low-dose β-blockers, however, in terms of 1-year risk of cardiac death.

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