First Medical Contact-to-Device Time and Heart Failure Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.


Journal Article

Background Expediting reperfusion during primary percutaneous coronary intervention is aimed at salvaging myocardium in ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction. Few studies have examined the relation between reperfusion time and heart failure (HF) events. Methods and Results: We studied 7597 patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention from 2007 to 2013 in the Singapore Myocardial Infarct Registry, which captures HF at admission, postadmission in-hospital HF, and HF rehospitalization. We studied the relation of first medical contact to deployment of first device to achieve reperfusion (FTD) time with in-hospital HF events and HF rehospitalization, with mortality modeled as a competing risk. At the population level, median FTD time decreased from 91 minutes (interquartile range, 69-114) in 2007 to 58 minutes (45-75) in 2013 ( P=0.001), whereas mortality remained unchanged (in-hospital: range 5.3%-7.3%; P=0.190 and 1-year: range 7.8%-10.9%; P=0.505). HF at admission increased from 12.2% in 2007 to 18.4% in 2013, P=0.020, whereas postadmission in-hospital HF decreased from 12.8% in 2007 to 7.1% in 2013, P=0.030. HF rehospitalization increased from 1.2% in 2007 to 2.6% in 2013 ( P=0.003), for 30-day HF rehospitalization, and 3.8% in 2007 to 5.6% in 2013 ( P=0.037), for 1-year HF rehospitalization. At the individual level, among patients with HF at admission (N=1191), longer FTD time was associated with more 30-day HF rehospitalization (compared with ≤60 minutes, adjusted hazard ratio, 1.68 [0.73-3.86] for 60-90 minutes, 2.88 [1.19-6.92], for 90-120 minutes, and 2.84 [1.08-7.44] for >120 minutes). Longer FTD time was associated with a greater risk of postadmission in-hospital HF (compared with ≤60 minutes, adjusted hazard ratio, 1.18 [0.96-1.44] for 60-90 minutes, 1.59 [1.25-2.03] for 90-120 minutes, and 1.67 [1.26-2.21] for >120 minutes). Conclusions: Temporal reductions in FTD time were associated with decrease in postadmission in-hospital HF. Among patients presenting with HF at admission, delays in FTD beyond 90 minutes were associated with more 30-day HF rehospitalization.

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Cited Authors

  • Loh, JP; Tan, L-L; Zheng, H; Lau, Y-H; Chan, S-P; Tan, K-B; Chua, T; Tan, H-C; Foo, D; Lee, C-W; Tong, K-L; Foo, L-L; Hausenloy, D; Sahlen, A; Yeo, K-K; Fox, KAA; Wang, TY; Richards, AM; Chan, MY

Published Date

  • August 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 8

Start / End Page

  • e004699 -

PubMed ID

  • 30354372

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30354372

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1941-7705

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.118.004699


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States