Acute coronary syndrome in immigrants and non-immigrants

Acute coronary syndrome in immigrants and non-immigrants original article Wien Klin Wochenschr (2017) 129:900–905 Acute coronary syndrome in immigrants and non- immigrants Results of an Austrian prospective pilot study Duygu Gündüz · Anita Lesjak · Angela Wiedemann · Marion Avanzini · Walther-Benedikt Winkler · Hadice Ucar- Altenberger · Claudia Stöllberger · Franz Weidinger Received: 13 May 2017 / Accepted: 19 September 2017 / Published online: 20 October 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria 2017 Summary Methods Included were consecutive patients who un- Background There are indications that immigrant derwent acute coronary angiography in one cardio- patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) differ logical department for ACS from September 2011 to in demographic characteristics and clinical presenta- September 2013. Information was gathered about age, tion from non-immigrant patients. The aim of this sex, results of the coronary angiography, classical risk prospective pilot study was to gather clinical and so- factors, socioeconomic characteristics as well as eth- ciodemographic data from patients with ACS and to nicity. Patients who had their place of birth outside compare immigrants with non-immigrants. Austria were specified as immigrants. Results A total of 100 patients (29% female) with a mean age of 60 years (range 34–91 years) were in- D. Gündüz · A. Lesjak Wiener klinische Wochenschrift Springer Journals

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Medicine & Public Health; Medicine/Public Health, general; Internal Medicine; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Pneumology/Respiratory System
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