Profile of patients with acute myocardial infarction in Turkey: Results from TURK MI registry

EROL M. K., öztürk ö., ŞEN T., ince o., asoğlu r., ZEYBEY U., ...More


  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Country: Turkey
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


Background and Aim: There is no up-to-date study representing Turkish population that gives information about patient profile, treatment choice and prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In this study, we present characteristics of AMI patients from a recently conducted TURKMI registry Methods: TURKMI registry included consecutive patients with acute coronary syndromes who were hos- pitalized between 1-15 November 2018 in 50 hospitals representing the country’s population based on 12 Euronuts regions. Demographic characteristics, risk factors, history of cardiovascular diseases and comor- bidities were recorded in each patients.

Results: TURKMI Registry included 1930 patients [504 female (26.1%), 1426 male (73.9%), median (IQR) age 62 (53-71)]. Of those, 1191 (61.7%) had NSTEMI, and 739 (38.3%) had STEMI. NSTEMI patients were older (median age 63 (54-72) vs. 60 (51-69); p<0.001). Most of the patients were male (71.3% for NSTEMI and 78.1% for STEMI). Diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia were higher in NSTEMI patients; however, smoking was higher in STEMI patients (Table 1). History of MI, coronary bypass, percutaneous coronary intervention, and heart fail- ure were significantly higher in NSTEMI patients (Table 2). Among the associated disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic kidney disease were significantly higher in NSTEMI patients (Table 3). Conclusions: Most common risk factors in AMI were hypertension and smoking, each of them were avail- able nearly half of the patients. The third and fourth most common risk factor was diabetes and hyperlip- idemia, respectively. Distribution of risk factors differ in STEMI and NSTEMI patients. History of MI and coronary interventions were more common in NSTEMI patients.