Immediate Procedural Success of Primary Percutaneous Intervention in Patients with Acute ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction


  • Akhtar Ali Bandeshah PIMS
  • Liaqat Ali Rind PIMS Islamabad
  • Abid Saeed Capital Hospital CDA Islamabad
  • Ather Mehmood South East Hospital Islamabad
  • Muhammad Aamer Niaz Ali Medical Center



ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, primary percutaneous coronary intervention


Objective: To determine the frequency of immediate procedural success of Primary PCI in patients with Acute ST segment elevation Myocardial infarction.

Methodology: This observational study was conducted at Cardiology unit of P.I.M.S, Islamabad from April 2018 to October 2018. Study included 43 patients with STEMI. All of them had primary PCI. The main outcome variable was frequency of procedural success which was described as frequency distribution table.

Results: Procedural success was achieved among all (100%) patients.  There were 16.3% patients who developed contrast induced nephropathy (recovered), they all were diabetics. There were 4.6% patients who developed hematoma. No other complications seen

Conclusions: Immediate procedural success of primary PCI is high (almost successful in every case) and should be offered to the patients with STEMI whenever the facility is available.

Keywords: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction; primary percutaneous coronary intervention.






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