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Insuficiencia cardíaca

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RODRIGUEZ-RAMOS, Miguel Alejandro et al. Monitoring quality of care in acute myocardial infarction complicated by acute heart failure using electronic medical record data: Experience of an underdeveloped country network. Insuf. card. [online]. 2021, vol.16, n.2, pp.38-44. ISSN 1852-3862.

Background. Several improvements in performance measure (PM) have been described, in Cuba, in patients with ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). However, it still no clear if reported enhancement has an influence in management of STEMI complicated with Acute Heart Failure. The objective of this study is to determine if those changes in renewed protocol have improved PM of attention of this specific subgroup. Methods and material. Gathering data of patients after June 2014 is mandatory in a web-based tool, which allows, real time following of selected PM. After a first stage, updating in protocol was written, focusing in several gaps. The first stage closed with 81 patients admitted with heart failure after STEMI, meanwhile until late December 2019, other 126 patients were included. Data regarding PM was obtained from all registries, except for those PM related with coronary intervention. Results. Improvement in management was observed for 6 of presented PM for overall population; and in patients with cardiogenic shock, up to 6 PM were fully accomplished in both stages. Pharmacological treatments were administered fulfilling high standards, but no enhancement of in-hospital mortality was observed (19.4% vs. 18.5%; p: 0.86). Although not significant, thrombolytic decreased its prevalence in overall population (57.4 vs 48.1; p: 0.15), and in cardiogenic shock (29.4% vs 25%; p: 0.76). Conclusion. Performance measures were enhanced after an update in protocols of attention. However, most important ones didn’t suffer any changes. Efforts to maintain this increase in PM need to be taken.

Keywords : Acute myocardial infarction; Heart failure; Performance measures; Electronic record.

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