Published: 20 February 2020
Author(s): Patrícia O. Guimarães, Márcio C. Sampaio, Felipe L. Malafaia, Renato D. Lopes, Alexander C. Fanaroff, Pedro G.M. de Barros e Silva, Tiago Mendonça dos Santos, Mariana Y. Okada, Amanda R.E. Mouallem, Miguel da S. Diniz, Juliano V. Custódio, José C.T. Garcia, Valter Furlan
Section: Original article

The decision on whether non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients should be admitted to intensive care units (ICU) takes into account clinical presentation, hemodynamic status and hospital routines [1]. Importantly, there is significant inter-hospital variation in determining ICU admission for NSTEMI, minimal difference in the risk profiles of patients admitted and not admitted to the ICU, and a lack of association between ICU utilization and clinical outcomes [2,3,4]. In Brazil, NSTEMI patients are often treated in ICUs both in public or private hospitals, depending on bed availability.


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