Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1-2004

Keywords

CCU 2003 National Survey, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Ireland

Comments

Funded by: The Department of Health & Children Conducted by: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland January 2004

Abstract

Background

Ireland has one of the highest rates of mortality from cardiovascular disease in Europe. Time to medical treatment is crucial in the management of Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS).

The aim of the present study was to provide an overview of the current patterns of presentation and management of ACS in Ireland. Treatment of both acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and other ACS patients was

assessed. Findings were compared to a previous national survey conducted in 1994. The prevalence of depression post-ACS event was also assessed.

Disciplines

Epidemiology | Psychology

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