Post-Infectious Myocardial Infarction: New Insights for Improved Screening.

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Post-Infectious Myocardial Infarction: New Insights for Improved Screening.

J Clin Med. 2019 Jun 11;8(6):

Authors: Putot A, Chague F, Manckoundia P, Cottin Y, Zeller M

Acute infection is suspected of involvement in the onset of acute myocardial infarction (MI). We aimed to assess the incidence, pathogenesis and prognosis of post-infectious MI. All consecutive patients hospitalized for an acute MI in coronary care units were prospectively included. Post-infectious MI was defined by a concurrent diagnosis of acute infection at admission. Type 1 MI (acute plaque disruption) or Type 2 MI (imbalance in oxygen supply/demand) were adjudicated according to the universal definition of MI. From the 4573 patients admitted for acute MI, 466 (10%) had a concurrent acute infection (median age 78 (66-85) y, 60% male), of whom 313 (67%) had a respiratory tract infection. Type 2 MI was identified in 72% of post-infectious MI. Compared with other MI, post-infectious MI had a worse in-hospital outcome (11 vs. 6% mortality, p < 0.01), mostly from cardiovascular causes. After adjusting for confounders, acute infections were no more associated with mortality (odds ratio 0.72; 95% confidence interval 0.43-1.20). In the group of post-infectious MI, Type 1 MI and respiratory tract infection were associated with a worse prognosis (respective odds ratio 2.44; 95% confidence interval: 1.12-5.29, and 2.89; 1.19-6.99). In this large MI survey, post-infectious MI was common, accounting for 10% of all MI, and doubled in-hospital mortality. Respiratory tract infection and Type 1 post-infectious MI were associated with a worse prognosis.

PMID: 31212586 [PubMed]

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