J Clin Outcomes Manage
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome at admission not associated with coronary artery disease severity in patients with NSTEMI
Yazigi F, Nazeri A, Kolluru A, Hagglund K, Saravolatz L, Lalonde T
Abstract: Objective: To examine the relationship between systemic inflammatory response syndrome SIRS on admission and the severity and extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients with a discharge diagnosis of NSTEMI. Chart data were used to determine whether criteria for SIRS was present on admission. CAD severity was based on visual estimation during angiography. Results: There was no association between positive SIRS on admission and severity of CAD in NSTEMI patients (P = 0.193). However, we did find an association between a high percentage of neutrophils and CAD severity group (P = 0.033). Conclusion: Further study of the association of SIRS and extent of CAD in a larger sample is recommended.
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