Relation of timing of cardiac catheterization to outcomes in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris enrolled in the multinational global registry of acute coronary events

Gilles Montalescot, Omar H Dabbous, Michael J Lim, Marcus D Flather, Rajendra H Mehta, Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events Investigators

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We assessed whether timing of catheterization is associated with the type of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome and/or outcome in patients who were enrolled in the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events. Overall, 8,853 patients who had unstable angina pectoris or non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction were categorized according to timing of catheterization: expeditive (48 hours). Patients in the delayed group were older, more frequently had previous myocardial infarction or stroke, and had a higher risk score compared with those in the expeditive and early groups (all p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1397-403
Number of pages7
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2005


  • Age Distribution
  • Angina, Unstable
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hospital Mortality
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Registries
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Sex Distribution
  • Survival Rate
  • Time Factors

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