- Meeting abstract
- Open Access
Should left ventricular failure be part of the risk score in acute ischemic syndrome without ST elevation?
© BioMed Central Ltd 2003
- Published: 25 June 2003
- Relative Risk
- Likelihood Ratio
- Independent Predictor
- Therapeutic Strategy
- Emergency Medicine
For the identification of cardiac prognostic risk markers in the emergency room, in patients with ischemic heart syndrome without ST elevation, it is important to choose the best and the most cost-effective therapeutic strategy.
To evaluate the prognostic impact of left ventricular failure (LVF) in patients with acute ischemic syndrome without ST segment elevation.
Included were 124 patients, most of them male (58%), with average age of 68.9 ± 12.3 years. A total of 8.9% had clinical LVF symptoms at admission, and 17.7% had events in the following 180 days.
LVF was present in 41.7% of the patients with combined events and only in 13.9% of patients without ischemic events.
Comparing the LVF group and the without LVF group in their admission we observed a grater prevalence of events (P = 0.02) in the first group, relative risk = 3.16 (95% confidence interval = 2.28–4.04). The positive Likelihood ratio was 4.28 and the negative Likelihood ratio was 0.8. In this multivariate analysis, LVF (P = 0.012) was the only independent predictor of events.