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Volume 31, Nº 5, September and October 2018


DOI: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.5935/2359-4802.20180061


Incidence and Characteristics Angiographic of Patients with Acute Myocardial

Cynthia Kallás Bachur

José Alexandre Bachur

Juliana Pereira Machado

Eugenia Velludo Veiga

Sarah da Silva Candido

Ricardo Barbosa

Julia Granado Carraro

Danielle de Freitas Gonçalves

Maria Georgina Marques Tonello


Background: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is defined as the death of cardiomyocytes due to prolonged ischemia, caused by thrombosis and / or vasospasm on an atherosclerotic plaque.

Objective: To determine the incidence of patients with myocardial infarction undergoing primary angioplasty; characterize the anthropometric variables and identify the risk factors in this population.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional, observational, retrospective study in which we collected secondary data from medical records of a hospital in a city in the state of São Paulo, where the largest number of interventions is via Public Health System, patients with a diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction, undergoing primary coronary angioplasty, from January 2011 to December 2013.

Results: The total sample consisted of 437 subjects, 282 male and 155 female. In this study, there was predominance of myocardial infarction in the anterior descending artery ADA (45.51%), followed by right coronary artery RCA (38.46%), in carrying out the rescue angioplasty and stent implantation in 96.62% of cases. There was a predominance of high blood pressure as risk factors for 73.71%, followed by smoking with 41.66% of the sample.

Conclusion: According to the present study data, it appears a higher prevalence of infarction occurred in the ADA, with individuals performing the rescue angioplasty procedure and the placement of the stent, and a growing incidence of drug stent placement. We observed a high incidence of risk factors, prevailing hypertension. (Int J Cardiovasc Sci. 2018;31(5)527-531)

Keywords: Myocardial Infarction; Risk Factors; Angioplasty; Drug-Eluting Stents; Hypertension; Tobaco Use Disorder.