Weekend versus weekday, morning versus evening admission in relationship to mortality in acute coronary syndrome patients in 6 middle Eastern Countries: Results from Gulf Race 2 registry

Jawad A. Al-Lawati, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani, Kadhim Sulaiman, Khalid Al-Habib, Jassim Al Suwaidi, Prashanth Panduranga, Alawi A. Alsheikh-Ali, Wael Almahmeed, Husam Al Faleh, Shukri Al Saif, Ahmad Hersi, Nidal Asaad, Ahmed Al-Motarreb, Dimitri P. Mikhailidis, Haitham Amin

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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

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-112
Number of pages7
JournalOpen Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012



  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Admission
  • Mortality
  • Weekday
  • Weekend

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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