OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical characteristics and in hospital outcome data of patients presenting to the Aga Khan University Hospital with ST elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) and its comparison with data from patients enrolled in the European Heart registry for the same duration.METHODS: Data on 296 patients with STEMI was prospectively collected from 1st January 2010, till 31st December 2010 from the cardiology section at the Aga Khan University Hospital. European data was collected on 7485 patients retrieved from the Eurobservational Research programme Acute Coronary Syndrome Registry 2010 for the same duration.RESULTS: A total of 296 patients were enrolled from AKUH and 7485 from European centers for the year 2010. Majority of patients in both groups were male. Pakistani patients were more likely to be younger and diabetic (p
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(2011). Outcomes in ST elevation Myocardial Infarction; a comparison of a tertiary care center in Pakistan with European centers. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 61(12), 1215-9.
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