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Temporal trends in bleeding events in acute myocardial infarction: insights from the SWEDEHEART registry
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2019 (English)In: European Heart Journal, ISSN 0195-668X, E-ISSN 1522-9645, article id ehz593Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

AIMS: To describe the time trends of in-hospital and out-of-hospital bleeding parallel to the development of new treatments and ischaemic outcomes over the last 20 years in a nationwide myocardial infarction (MI) population.

METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with acute MI (n = 371 431) enrolled in the SWEDEHEART registry from 1995 until May 2018 were selected and evaluated for in-hospital bleeding and out-of-hospital bleeding events at 1 year. In-hospital bleeding increased from 0.5% to a peak at 2% 2005/2006 and thereafter slightly decreased to a new plateau around 1.3% by the end of the study period. Out-of-hospital bleeding increased in a stepwise fashion from 2.5% to 3.5 % in the middle of the study period and to 4.8% at the end of the study period. The increase in both in-hospital and out-of-hospital bleeding was parallel to increasing use of invasive strategy and adjunctive antithrombotic treatment, dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), and potent DAPT, while the decrease in in-hospital bleeding from 2007 to 2010 was parallel to implementation of bleeding avoidance strategies. In-hospital re-infarction decreased from 2.8% to 0.6% and out-of-hospital MI decreased from 12.6% to 7.1%. The composite out-of-hospital MI, cardiovascular death, and stroke decreased in a similar fashion from 18.4% to 9.1%.

CONCLUSION: During the last 20 years, the introduction of invasive and more intense antithrombotic treatment has been associated with an increase in bleeding events but concomitant there has been a substantial greater reduction of ischaemic events including improved survival.

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Acute myocardial infarction, Bleeding, Registry, Temporal trends
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-165227DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehz593PubMedID: 31504404OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-165227DiVA, id: diva2:1370519
Available from: 2019-11-15 Created: 2019-11-15 Last updated: 2019-11-21

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