Incidence of acute myocardial infarction resulting in sudden death outside the hospital

Frédéric Adnet, Robin Renault, Patricia Jabre, Erik Kulstad, Michel Galinski, Frédéric Lapostolle

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Abstract

Objective: To prospectively determine the percentage of cases of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) resulting in sudden death outside the hospital. Methods: Two groups of patients were defined by the emergency medical services. Group A comprised all out-of-hospital sudden deaths in 2004 meeting the criteria for possible or probable AMI (n=395 among 1072 sudden death patients, ie, 37%). Group B comprised all in-hospital AMI in the district during the same year according to hospital registry records (n=731). Results: The out-of-hospital sudden death rate due to AMI was determined by the ratio of the number of patients in group A over the total number of patients (A +B), and was found to be 35% (95% CI 32% to 38%). Conclusion: The estimated mortality of AMI appears to be 35% in this population. This figure suggests that significant improvement in the treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is still necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)884-886
Number of pages3
JournalEmergency Medicine Journal
Volume28
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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