Registre National de l'Infarctus LUCKY (Luxembourg Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry): Les femmes moins bien soignées que les hommes?

Translated title of the contribution: Lucky National Registry (Luxembourg Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry). Are women much better taken care of than men?

Irina Oprea*, Michel Vaillant, Malou Hesse, Loredana Jacobs, Jean Beissel, Daniel R. Wagner

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The national LUCKY registry (Luxembourg Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry) confirms for Luxembourg that transfer of patients with acute myocardial infarction for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is very effective. However, while mortality is low after PCI, a third of the patients with acute myocardial infarction develop severe left ventricular dysfunction. This may in part be explained by relatively long time delays between onset of symptoms and opening of the infarct-related artery, despite short distances between hospitals (time is myocardium). Surprisingly, in comparison with men, women are younger, have a higher body mass index and receive less evidence-based therapies such as statins before and after myocardial infarction. In conclusion, PCI has substantially improved the treatment of acute myocardial infarction in Luxembourg, but all actors including the patient have to keep efforts high to minimize time delays.

Translated title of the contributionLucky National Registry (Luxembourg Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry). Are women much better taken care of than men?
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)259-279
Number of pages21
JournalBulletin de la Société des Sciences Médicales du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Lucky National Registry (Luxembourg Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry). Are women much better taken care of than men? Les femmes moins bien soignées que les hommes?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this