The predictive value of CHADS₂ risk score in post myocardial infarction arrhythmias - a Cardiac Arrhythmias and RIsk Stratification after Myocardial infArction (CARISMA) substudy

Anne-Christine Huth Ruwald, Uffe Gang, Poul Erik Bloch Thomsen, Rikke Mørch Jørgensen, Martin H Ruwald, Heikki V Huikuri, Christian Jons

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown substantially increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in post-myocardial infarction (MI) patients. However it remains difficult to identify the patients who are at highest risk of arrhythmias in the post-MI setting. The purpose of this study was to investigate if CHADS₂ score (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 years, diabetes and previous stroke/TCI [doubled]) can be used as a risk tool for predicting cardiac arrhythmias after MI.

METHODS: The study included 297 post-MI patients from the CARISMA study with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤40%. All patients were implanted with an implantable cardiac monitor (ICM) within 5 to 21 days post-MI and followed every three months for two years. Atrial fibrillation, bradyarrhythmias and ventricular tachycardias were diagnosed using the ICM, pacemaker or ICD. Patients were stratified according to CHADS₂ score at enrollment. Congestive heart failure was defined as LVEF ≤40% and NYHA class II, III or IV.

RESULTS: We found significantly increased risk of an arrhythmic event with increasing CHADS₂ score (CHADS₂ score=1-2: HR=2.1 [1.1-3.9], p=0.021, CHADS₂ score ≥ 3: HR=3.7 [1.9-7.1], p<0.001). This pattern was identical when dividing the arrhythmias into subgroups of atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardias and bradyarrhythmias. CHADS₂ score was similarly associated with the development of major cardiovascular events defined as reinfarction, stroke, and hospitalization for heart failure or cardiovascular death.

CONCLUSION: In the post-MI setting, CHADS₂ score efficiently identifies populations at high risk for cardiac arrhythmias.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Cardiology
Vol/bind173
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)441-6
Antal sider6
ISSN0167-5273
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 15 maj 2014

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