Publications (3)2.38 Total impact
Article: Weekend Versus Weekday, Morning Versus Evening Admission in Rela- tionship to Mortality in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients in 6 Middle Eastern Countries: Results from Gulf Race 2 Registry[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We used prospective cohort data of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) to compare their manage-ment on weekdays/mornings with weekends/nights, and the possible impact of this on 1-month and 1-year mortality. Analyses were evaluated using univariate and multivariate statistics. Of the 4,616 patients admitted to hospitals with ACS, 76% were on weekdays. There were no significant differences in 1-month (odds ratio (OR), 0.88; 95% CI: 0.68-1.14) and 1-year mortality (OR, 0.88; 95% CI: 0.70-1.10), respectively, between weekday and weekend admissions. Similarly, there were no significant differences in 1-month (OR, 0.92; 95% CI: 0.73-1.15) and 1-year mortality (OR, 0.98; 95% CI: 0.80-1.20), respectively, between nights and day admissions. In conclusion, apart from lower utilization of angiography (P < .001) at weekends, there were largely no significant discrepancies in the management and care of patients admitted with ACS on weekdays and during morning hours compared with patients admitted on weekends and night hours, and the overall 30-day and 1-year mortality was similar between both the cohorts.The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal 09/2012;
Article: Prevalence of low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) as a marker of residual cardiovascular risk among acute coronary syndrome patients from Oman.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To estimate the prevalence as well as predictors of low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels among acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients in Oman. Data were analyzed from the records of 1583 consecutive patients admitted with a diagnosis of ACS as part of the Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE). A low HDL-C was considered as <40 mg/dL for males and <50 mg/dL for females. The overall mean age of the cohort was 59 ± 13 years ranging from 19 to 102 with patients being mostly male (62%) and Omani (83%). The majority were on statin therapy (84%) and 1.1% were on fenofibrate. The overall prevalence of low HDL-C for this ACS population in Oman was 53% mostly affecting females (67 vs. 43%; p < 0.001). After covariate adjustment, renal impairment (serum creatinine >2 mg/dL), triglycerides, and body mass index (BMI) were positive predictors of low HDL-C. However, male gender, total cholesterol, and heart failure (Killip class score ≥3) were negative predictors of low HDL-C. Omani ACS patients have a high prevalence of low HDL-C. Renal impairment, triglycerides, and BMI were positive predictors of low HDL-C. The clinical relevance of a low HDL-C abnormality needs to be evaluated in light of the study's limitations (e.g., cross sectional study design as well as the effects of the acute phase reaction and treatment).Current Medical Research and Opinion 02/2011; 27(4):879-85. · 2.38 Impact Factor
Article: Prevalence, Predictors, and Impact of Low High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol on in-Hospital Outcomes Among Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients in the Middle East.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To estimate the prevalence, predictors, and impact of low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) on in-hospital outcomes among acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients in the Middle East. Data were collected prospectively from 6,266 consecutive patients admitted with a diagnosis of ACS and enrolled in the Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE). A low HDL-C was defined as a level <40 mg/Dl (1.0 mmol/L) for males and <50 mg/dL (1.3 mmol/L) for females. Analyses were performed using univariate and multivariate statistical techniques. The overall mean age of the cohort was 56±12 years and majority were males (77%). The overall prevalence of low HDL-C was 62%. During in-hospital stay and at discharge, the majority were on statin therapy (83%) while 10% were on other cholesterol lowering agents. After adjustment of demographic and clinical characteristics, the predictors for low HDL-C were higher body mass index (BMI), prior myocardial infarction (MI), diabetes mellitus, smoking and impaired renal function. Multivariable adjustment revealed that low HDL-C was associated with higher in-hospital mortality (odds ratio (OR), 1.54; 95% CI: 1.06-2.24; p=0.022) and cardiogenic shock (OR, 1.61; 95% CI: 1.20-2.14; p=0.001). ACS patients in the Middle East have a high prevalence of low HDL-C. Higher BMI, prior MI, diabetes mellitus, smoking, and impaired renal function were predictors of low HDL-C. Significantly higher in-hospital mortality and cardiogenic shock were associated with low HDL-C in men but not in women.The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal 01/2011; 5:203-9.