Objectives: We aimed to identify whether the availability of catheter laboratory affects clinical outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) complicating myocardial infarction (AMI). Methods: Patients admitted with a diagnosis of AMI and OHCA from the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) between 2010 to 2017 were stratified into three groups based on initial hospital's catheter laboratory status: hospitals without a catheter laboratory (No-catheter lab hospitals), hospitals with diagnostic catheter laboratory (Diagnostic hospitals), and hospitals with PCI facilities (PCI hospitals). We used multivariable logistic regression to evaluate factors associated with clinical outcomes. Results: We included 12,303 patients of which 9,798 were admitted to PCI hospitals, 1,595 to no-catheter lab hospitals, and 910 to diagnostic hospitals. Patients admitted to PCI hospitals were more frequently reviewed by a cardiologist (96%, p < 0.001) than no-catheter lab hospitals (80%) and diagnostic hospitals (74%), and more likely to receive coronary angiography (PCI hospitals (87%), diagnostic hospitals (31%), no-catheter lab hospitals (54%), p < 0.001). They also were more likely to undergo PCI (PCI hospitals (42%), diagnostic hospitals (17%), no-catheter lab hospitals (17%), p < 0.001). After adjustment, there was no significant difference in the in-hospital mortality (OR 0.76, 95% CI 0.55–1.06) or re-infarction (OR 1.28, 95% CI 0.72–2.26) in patients admitted to PCI hospitals nor in patients admitted to diagnostic hospitals (mortality (OR 1.28, 95% CI 0.72–2.26), re-infarction (OR 1.38, 95% CI 0.68–2.82)). Conclusion: There is variation in coronary angiography use between hospitals without a catheter laboratory and PCI centres, which was not associated with better in-hospital survival.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 2022|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine