Variation and temporal trends in the use of diagnostic testing during hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction by age, gender, race, and geography (the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities Study).

TitleVariation and temporal trends in the use of diagnostic testing during hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction by age, gender, race, and geography (the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities Study).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsPearte CA, Myerson M, Coresh J, McNamara RL, Rosamond WD, Taylor H, Manolio TA
Corporate AuthorsAtherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
JournalAm J Cardiol
Volume101
Issue9
Pagination1219-25
Date Published2008 May 01
ISSN0002-9149
KeywordsAdult, African Continental Ancestry Group, Age Factors, Aged, Cardiac Catheterization, Chi-Square Distribution, Coronary Angiography, Diagnostic Imaging, Echocardiography, European Continental Ancestry Group, Exercise Test, Female, Humans, Logistic Models, Male, Middle Aged, Myocardial Infarction, Sex Factors, Time Factors, United States
Abstract

The use of cardiovascular procedures has become routine in the management of acute myocardial infarction (MI). However, diagnostic testing beyond coronary revascularization procedures and use over time has not been well characterized. Records of 35- to 74-year-old adults hospitalized with MI in 4 US communities from 1987 to 2001 were abstracted using standardized data collection methods. Rates of procedure use and outcomes were compared by patient characteristics. Of 11,242 patients (mean age 61 years, 43% women, 22% black), angiography use increased substantially over time, echocardiography use increased more in women than men (interaction p

DOI10.1016/j.amjcard.2008.01.001
Alternate JournalAm. J. Cardiol.
PubMed ID18435947
Grant ListN01-HC-55022 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55016 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55021 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55019 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55015 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55020 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55018 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States