Multiple biomarkers for the prediction of short and long-term mortality after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: the Amsterdam Groningen collaboration

Peter Damman, Marthe A. Kampinga, Iwan C. C. van der Horst, Pier Woudstra, Maik J. Grundeken, Wichert J. Kuijt, Ralf E. Harskamp, Maarten W. N. Nijsten, Felix Zijlstra, Jan G. P. Tijssen, Bart J. G. L. de Smet, Robbert J. de Winter

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Multiple biomarkers improve prognostication for long-term mortality in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, one-third of mortality after STEMI occurs within initial discharge. Our objective was to determine whether multiple biomarkers (glucose, N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)) predict both short-term as long-term mortality in STEMI. We used a patient-pooled dataset of consecutive STEMI patients, with complete biomarkers, who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in two single centers (Amsterdam and Groningen). With a previously developed multimarker risk score, based on three biomarkers, patients were indicated as low-, intermediate- or high risk. Cumulative 4-year mortality was estimated with the Kaplan-Meier method and compared with a log-rank test. We compared short-term and long-term mortality with a landmark set at 30 days because previous studies have shown that mortality largely occurs within 30 days. A total of 2,355 STEMI-patients were treated with primary PCI. The mortality rates in the low- (n = 1,531), intermediate- (n = 403) and high-risk (n = 421) groups were 4.8, 16.1, and 43.9 %, respectively. The differences were observed at a follow-up up to 30 days (log-rank p < 0.001) as well as after 30 days (log-rank p < 0.001). A multimarker risk score, based on admission levels of glucose, NT-proBNP, and eGFR identifies STEMI patients at low-, intermediate-, and high-risk for short-term and long-term mortality
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-46
JournalJournal of thrombosis and thrombolysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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