Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a well-known complication of ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) with an adverse impact on prognosis. Since AKI develops more frequently in elderly patients, we hypothesized that its higher incidence in older STEMI patients might explain their increased in-hospital mortality. We assessed the relationship between AKI and in-hospital mortality in patients with STEMI of different age groups.
Acute kidney injury and in-hospital mortality in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction of different age groups. Cosentino N, Resta ML, Somaschini A, Campodonico J, Lucci C, Moltrasio M, Bonomi A, Cornara S, Camporotondo R, Demarchi A, De Ferrari GM, Bartorelli AL, Marenzi G. Int J Cardiol. 2021 Sep 16:S0167-5273(21)01383-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2021.09.023