Published in Blood Weekly, June 2nd, 2011
"All hospital admissions for STEMI in Reykjavik, Iceland, during the calendar years of 1986, 1996 and 2006 were studied. One-year mortality was related to changes in the use of reperfusion strategies and medication at hospital discharge. One-year mortality decreased from 26.3% in 1986 and 19.7% in 1996 to 12.9% in 2006 (P = 0.001). Cox proportional hazard analysis showed that aspirin (HR 0.29), the use of reperfusion therapy (HR...
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