The prestigious journal reported on the achievement of UKC Ljubljana in the treatment of heart attack patients




In one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the field of medicine – New England Journal of Medicine – results of the largest study in heart attacks and post-cardiogenic shocks have been reported, UKC Ljubljana reported.

"The Clinical Department for Intensive Internal Medicine of the UKC Ljubljana Internal Medicine, which was among ten centers with the most commonly involved patients, also contributed significantly to the implementation. Cardioid shock is a condition when the heart fails to bring enough blood to meet the needs of the body, and gradually (cardiac infarction, which supplies a heart muscle with oxygen-rich blood) and is the most common cause of cardiogenic heart failure due to a narrow venous artery (a cardiac vessel that supplies a heart muscle with blood rich in oxygen) and is the most common cause of cardiogenic despite the advancement of medicine, between 40 and 50 percent of patients developing cardiogenic shock with heart muscle injuries continue to die in recent years, such patients being treated by opening the closed artery as soon as possible, "they wrote in a press release.

It is added that the study responded to the question of the most effective treatment for patients who developed a cardiogenic shock due to cardiac stroke: is it appropriate to extend only the closed artery artery or whether it is better to supply all other important narrow arteries? The results of the study have shown that patients with cardiogenic shock due to heart muscle infarction, who have only a closed venous artery after hospitalization, even after one year, have better survival than patients, and immediately after the hospital admission we try to expand all narrowed or closed venous artery.

The study was funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Program and was held in more than 80 hospitals from eleven European countries. During the four years (from April 2013 to April 2017), 706 patients were included in the study. Among the authors of this article are prof. dr. Marko Night, MD, and Doc. dr. Tomaž Goslar, MD, from the Department of Intensive Internal Medicine of the UKC Ljubljana Internal Clinic.



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