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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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PRIETO, Paola Calvachi et al. Frequency of myocardial infarction according to the third universal definition. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2017, vol.24, n.6, pp.592-597. ISSN 0120-5633.

Introduction and objectives:

Acute myocardial infarction is a disease associated with a high prevalence and morbidity in Colombia and worldwide. Since 2011, at the Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, a registry known as RECODEC began to be used to collect data in order to characterise the population with cardiovascular diseases. A total of 736 patients have currently been registered according to the type of myocardial infarction, taking into account its third universal definition. The application of this definition has been related with an increase in the number of cases diagnosed, with prediction of 10 year mortality, and with improvement of care. The prevalence is presented of each type of infarction and its association with different kind of variables.


A descriptive, observational, cross sectional study was conducted using the patient data from RECODEC registry, in order to evaluate the type of infarction each patient presented.


A high prevalence was found for type 1 infarction, with intermediate for type 2, and low for the other types of myocardial infarction. A positive association was also found between being male and having a type 1 infarction (n=427, 85.7% and OR: 1.91, 95% CI: 1.29-2.82, P<.001) and an association between being female and type 2 infarction (n=51, 21.4% and OR: 0.51, 95% CI: 0.33-0.76, P<.001).


It is important to classify the type of infarction presented by the patients, so that the type of population that suffers from each type could be characterised, so that it may be possible to offer a more specific treatment for each disease.

Keywords : Cardiovascular disease; Ischaemia; Myocardial infarction.

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