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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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SOTO, Mariana; BUITRAGO, Andrés F; GOMEZ, Mabel  and  CELIS, Édgar. Quality indicators in the care of patients with acute myocardial infarction. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2014, vol.21, n.5, pp.301-307. ISSN 0120-5633.

Objective: Describe the quality of care in patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction in a fourth level hospital in Bogotá, Colombia. Methods; Observational, retrospective, descriptive study. From January 2011 to April 2013, all patients arriving to Hospital Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá with acute myocardial infarction according to the Third Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction were included. Results: Aspirin at arrival was given to 99% of patients. Aspirin at discharge was given to 98%. Evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction was performed in 97% of patients. Ninety three percent received beta-blocker at discharge, 88% received angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers. Ninety eight percent were enrolled in a cardiac rehabilitation program. All-cause mortality was 6%. Conclusions: Quality performance indicators are fulfilled and our results are comparable to those of international standards. Actually there is no record of this information in Colombia.

Keywords : Myocardial acute infarction; Cardiology department; Registries.

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