Abstract| Volume 48, ISSUE 4, P522, April 2015

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Off-Hour Admission and Outcomes for Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Sorita A, Lennon RJ, Haydour Q, et al. Am Heart J 2015;169:62−8.
      Previous research has demonstrated that patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) admitted to the hospital during off hours (weekends or nights) have higher in-hospital, 30-day, and 1-year mortality. While these studies have identified mortality differences in patients treated during off hours, limited data are available on mortality outcomes adjusted for important clinical variables, such as cardiogenic shock. Additionally, the information on complications or readmission rates for AMI patients treated during off hours is limited.
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