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Emergencias (Sant Vicenç dels Horts) ; 31(4): 227-233, ago. 2019. graf, tab
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-182762

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Objetivos: Este estudio analiza el control del ritmo en los servicios de urgencias (SUH) y sus resultados en pacientes con fibrilación auricular (FA) de reciente comienzo, para identificar áreas de mejora en el manejo. Método: Estudio multicéntrico, observacional, prospectivo y transversal desarrollado en 124 SUH representativos del sistema sanitario español basado en el registro HERMES-AF (estrategias de manejo en el servicio de urgencias hospitalario de la FA) del 23 de mayo al 5 de junio de 2011. Se incluyeron pacientes con FA sintomática con menos de 48 h de evolución en los cuales se tomó la decisión de restaurar el ritmo sinusal. Resultados: Se incluyeron 337 pacientes, se optó por cardioversión farmacológica en 311 pacientes (92,3%), y por cardioversión eléctrica en 52 (15%), la mitad de los casos tras fracaso de los fármacos. Se obtuvo ritmo sinusal (RS) en 278 pacientes (82,5%) y el alivio de los síntomas en 297 (94%), con una tasa de efectos adversos del 0,9%, ninguno grave. Amiodarona se asoció de manera independiente a una menor tasa de RS al alta (OR = 0,442; IC 95% 0,238-0,823; p = 0,01), al contrario que la cardioversión eléctrica (OR = 4,0; IC 95% 1,2-13,3; p = 0,024). Los fármacos I-C se asociaron con una mayor proporción de altas en < 6 h (OR 2,6; IC 95% 1,6-4,3; p < 0,001) y amiodarona con más estancias prolongadas de > 24 h (OR 2,7, IC 95% 1,5-4,8; p < 0,003). Conclusiones: En los SUH, la restauración del RS en la FA de reciente comienzo es segura, efectiva y asocia beneficios clínicos para los pacientes. Reemplazar amiodarona por técnicas más efectivas y rápidas como la cardioversión eléctrica o los fármacos I-C es un área de mejora de la calidad asistencial


Objectives: To analyze heart rate control in hospital emergency departments and outcomes in patients with recent onset atrial fibrillation (AF) so that targets for improvement can be identified. Methods: Multicenter, prospective observational cross-sectional study in a representative sample of 124 hospitals of the Spanish health services, based on records in the HERMES-AF database (Hospital Emergency Department Management Strategies for AF) for May 23 to June 5, 2011. Patients with symptomatic AF within 48 hours of onset were enrolled when the decision was made to attempt restoration of sinus rhythm. Results: We included 337 patients. Chemical cardioversion was used in 311 (92.3%) and electrical cardioversion in 52 (15%), after drugs had failed in half the cases. Sinus rhythm was restored in 278 patients (82.5%), and symptoms resolved in 94%. Adverse effects were recorded in 0.9% but none were serious. Amiodarone was independently associated with a lower rate of restored sinus rhythm (odds ratio [OR], 0.442; 95% CI, 0.238-0.823; P=.01) than electrical cardioversion (OR, 4.0; 95% CI, 1.2-13.3; P=.024). The use of class Ic antiarrhythmic agents was associated with a higher percentage of discharges in less than 6 hours (OR, 2.6; 95% CI, 1.6-4.3; P<.001), and amiodarone was associated with hospital stays longer than 24 hours (OR, 2.7; 95% CI, 1.5-4.8; P<.003). Conclusions: Emergency department restoration of sinus rhythm in patients with AF is safe, effective, and associated with clinical benefits. Quality of care could be improved by replacing the use of amiodarone with faster and more effective treatments such as electrical cardioversion or the use of class Ic agents


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Humanos , Feminino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cardioversão Elétrica/métodos , Fibrilação Atrial/diagnóstico , Fibrilação Atrial/terapia , Serviços Médicos de Emergência , Ritmo Circadiano/efeitos dos fármacos , Sistema de Registros/normas , Cardioversão Elétrica/tendências , Estudos Prospectivos , Estudos Transversais , Espanha , Antiarrítmicos/administração & dosagem , Sistemas de Saúde/organização & administração
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Emergencias ; 31(4): 227-233, 2019.
Artigo em Espanhol, Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31347801

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OBJECTIVES: To analyze heart rate control in hospital emergency departments and outcomes in patients with recent onset atrial fibrillation (AF) so that targets for improvement can be identified. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Multicenter, prospective observational cross-sectional study in a representative sample of 124 hospitals of the Spanish health services, based on records in the HERMES-AF database (Hospital Emergency Department Management Strategies for AF) for May 23 to June 5, 2011. Patients with symptomatic AF within 48 hours of onset were enrolled when the decision was made to attempt restoration of sinus rhythm. RESULTS: We included 337 patients. Chemical cardioversion was used in 311 (92.3%) and electrical cardioversion in 52 (15%), after drugs had failed in half the cases. Sinus rhythm was restored in 278 patients (82.5%), and symptoms resolved in 94%. Adverse effects were recorded in 0.9% but none were serious. Amiodarone was independently associated with a lower rate of restored sinus rhythm (odds ratio [OR], 0.442; 95% CI, 0.238-0.823; P=.01) than electrical cardioversion (OR, 4.0; 95% CI, 1.2-13.3; P=.024). The use of class Ic antiarrhythmic agents was associated with a higher percentage of discharges in less than 6 hours (OR, 2.6; 95% CI, 1.6-4.3; P< .001), and amiodarone was associated with hospital stays longer than 24 hours (OR, 2.7; 95% CI, 1.5-4.8; P< .003). CONCLUSION: Emergency department restoration of sinus rhythm in patients with AF is safe, effective, and associated with clinical benefits. Quality of care could be improved by replacing the use of amiodarone with faster and more effective treatments such as electrical cardioversion or the use of class Ic agents.

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Acad Emerg Med ; 26(9): 1034-1043, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30703274

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BACKGROUND: Although rhythm control has failed to demonstrate long-term benefits over rate control in longstanding episodes of atrial fibrillation (AF), there is little evidence concerning recent-onset ones. We analyzed the benefits of rhythm and rate control in terms of symptoms alleviation and need for hospital admission in patients with recent-onset AF. METHODS: This was a multicenter, observational, cross-sectional study with prospective standardized data collection carried out in 124 emergency departments (EDs). Clinical variables, treatment effectiveness, and outcomes (control of symptoms, final disposition) were analyzed in stable patients with recent-onset AF consulting for AF-related symptoms. RESULTS: Of 421 patients included, rhythm control was chosen in 352 patients (83.6%), a global effectiveness of 84%. Rate control was performed in 69 patients (16.4%) and was achieved in 67 (97%) of them. Control of symptoms was achieved in 396 (94.1%) patients and was associated with a heart rate after treatment ≤ 110 beats/min (odds ratio [OR] = 14.346, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 3.90 to 52.70, p < 0.001) and a rhythm control strategy (OR = 2.78, 95% CI = 1.02 to 7.61, p = 0.046). Sixty patients (14.2%) were admitted: discharge was associated with a rhythm control strategy (OR = 2.22, 95% CI = 1.20-4.60, p = 0.031) and admission was associated with a heart rate > 110 beats/min after treatment (OR = 29.71, 95% CI = 7.19 to 123.07, p < 0.001) and acute heart failure (OR = 9.45, 95% CI = 2.91 to 30.65, p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: In our study, recent-onset AF patients in whom rhythm control was attempted in the ED had a high rate of symptoms' alleviation and a reduced rate of hospital admissions.

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Stroke ; 48(5): 1344-1352, 2017 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28389612

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Long-term benefits of initiating stroke prophylaxis in the emergency department (ED) are unknown. We analyzed the long-term safety and benefits of ED prescription of anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation patients. METHODS: Prospective, multicenter, observational cohort of consecutive atrial fibrillation patients was performed in 62 Spanish EDs. Clinical variables and thromboprophylaxis prescribed at discharge were collected at inclusion. Follow-up at 1 year post-discharge included data about thromboprophylaxis and its complications, major bleeding, and death; risk was assessed with univariate and bivariate logistic regression models. RESULTS: We enrolled 1162 patients, 1024 (88.1%) at high risk according to CHA2DS2-VASc score. At ED discharge, 935 patients (80.5%) were receiving anticoagulant therapy, de novo in 237 patients (55.2% of 429 not previously treated). At 1 year, 48 (4.1%) patients presented major bleeding events, and 151 (12.9%) had died. Anticoagulation first prescribed in the ED was not related to major bleeding (hazard ratio, 0.976; 95% confidence interval, 0.294-3.236) and was associated with a decrease in mortality (hazard ratio, 0.398; 95% confidence interval, 0.231-0.686). Adjusting by the main clinical and sociodemographic characteristics, concomitant antiplatelet treatment, or destination (discharge or admission) did not affect the results. CONCLUSIONS: Prescription of anticoagulation in the ED does not increase bleeding risk in atrial fibrillation patients at high risk of stroke and contributes to decreased mortality.


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Anticoagulantes/farmacologia , Fibrilação Atrial/terapia , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência/estatística & dados numéricos , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/prevenção & controle , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticoagulantes/efeitos adversos , Fibrilação Atrial/mortalidade , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Guias de Prática Clínica como Assunto , Espanha/epidemiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/mortalidade
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Rev Esp Cardiol ; 63(12): 1410-8, 2010 Dec.
Artigo em Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-21144401

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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the level of knowledge about possible disease outcomes and living wills among patients with heart failure (HF) treated in an emergency department and to evaluate their willingness to draw up a living will. METHODS: This cross-sectional, multicenter, noninterventional, prospective study included a consecutive series of patients. Patients' demographic and clinical characteristics were recorded. Once their symptoms were under control, patients were interviewed about their knowledge of and opinions about HF. The dependent variables were a good objective understanding of the disease and a willingness to draw up a living will, and factors associated with these variables were investigated. RESULTS: The study included 309 patients: 79% considered themselves well-informed, 51.5% really were well-informed, 39.8% wanted more information, and 54.7% wanted to participate more in decision-making. In addition, 13.3% knew what living wills involved, 4.9% had received information about them from their doctor, and 28.8% agreed to draw one up. There was an independent association between being objectively well-informed and willingness to draw up a living will. Moreover, the former was associated with admission to intensive care, feeling well-informed, and having participated sufficiently in decision-making; the latter with age <75 years, wanting more information, understanding what a living will involved, and the referral center. CONCLUSIONS: The knowledge possessed by HF patients about the natural history of their disease was suboptimal, as was their knowledge about living wills and their willingness to draw one up. Providing better information about these issues is an essential part of the doctor-patient relationship.


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Aconselhamento , Insuficiência Cardíaca/psicologia , Testamentos Quanto à Vida/psicologia , Idoso , Estudos Transversais , Tomada de Decisões , Feminino , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Humanos , Masculino , Aceitação pelo Paciente de Cuidados de Saúde , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Espanha
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