CardioSource WorldNews December 2014 - Page 29

were followed for a median of 4.7 years. During that time, 717 died. The researchers found that during the first 30 days post-PCI the main causes of death were cardiogenic shock and anoxic brain injury following cardiac arrest. However, after “The 30-day, 1-year, and 5-year all cause mortality rates were 7.9%, 11.4%, and 23.3%.” those initial 30 days, 65% of patients died of noncardiac causes, made up mostly of malignancies and pulmonary diseases. The 30-day, 1 year and 5-year allcause mortality rates were 7.9%, 11.4% and 23.3%. However, in contrast, when lo