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Case Study: Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain With Radiation to the Neck

Case Study: Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain With Radiation to the Neck

A man presents to an urgent care clinic with radiating chest pain. What's the most likely diagnosis?

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Oxygen Therapy for Acute MI: Best Practice or Harmful Treatment?

Oxygen Therapy for Acute MI: Best Practice or Harmful Treatment?

Evidence is lacking to support oxygen therapy for acute myocardial infarction.

PCSK9 Inhibitor Alirocumab Associated With 75% Reduction in Apheresis

PCSK9 Inhibitor Alirocumab Associated With 75% Reduction in Apheresis

Among patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, alirocumab was associated with a 75% reduction in lipoprotein apheresis compared with placebo.

Bioresorbable Stents Promising But Metal Stents Still Have Role in Coronary Intervention

Bioresorbable Stents Promising But Metal Stents Still Have Role in Coronary Intervention

Experts say bioresorbable stents are "a few generations away" from being standard of care in interventional cardiology.

Deferred Stenting or Ischemic Postconditioning in STEMI Patients Did Not Reduce Adverse Events

Deferred Stenting or Ischemic Postconditioning in STEMI Patients Did Not Reduce Adverse Events

A composite end point of death, heart failure, new myocardial infarction, and revascularization was similar between the deferred stenting group and the conventional treatment group.

Room for Improvement: Pharmacologic Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes

Room for Improvement: Pharmacologic Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes

Poor adherence to dual antiplatelet therapy plays a significant role in outcomes for patients with acute coronary syndromes.

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Questioned in Testosterone Therapy Use

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Questioned in Testosterone Therapy Use

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists site lack of evidence of cardiovascular disease risk in testosterone therapy use.

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Women With STEMI Experience Treatment Delays

Women With STEMI Experience Treatment Delays

Women with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction often experience prehospital delays to reperfusion.

Atrial Fibrillation Associated With Higher Mortality in STEMI

Atrial Fibrillation Associated With Higher Mortality in STEMI

Atrial fibrillation was associated with a higher risk of adjusted in-hospital mortality and bleeding complications after both PCI and CABG.

Elevated Mortality Risk in Women With Acute Coronary Syndrome

Elevated Mortality Risk in Women With Acute Coronary Syndrome

Data from almost 15,000 patients were analyzed to determine the links among age, acute coronary syndrome severity, and 30-day mortality.

Acute Coronary Syndrome Risk Reduced With Pioglitazone in Insulin Resistance Post-Stroke

Acute Coronary Syndrome Risk Reduced With Pioglitazone in Insulin Resistance Post-Stroke

Pioglitazone reduced the risk of acute coronary syndromes, including type 1 myocardial infarction.

ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Symptom Presentation With Diabetes

ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Symptom Presentation With Diabetes

Patients with diabetes presented with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction symptoms, on average, 50 minutes later than patients without diabetes.

Incidence of Cardiogenic Shock in ST-Segment Elevated Myocardial Infarction

Incidence of Cardiogenic Shock in ST-Segment Elevated Myocardial Infarction

In-hospital mortality was elevated among those who presented with cardiogenic shock during their index hospitalization.

Effects of Vitamin D on High-Intensity Statin Therapy for Coronary Artery Disease

Effects of Vitamin D on High-Intensity Statin Therapy for Coronary Artery Disease

Significantly decreased platelet reactivity occurred in patients who were given a new statin or an increased dose of a previous statin.

MI Risk Reduced in Rheumatoid Arthritis With TNFi Drugs

MI Risk Reduced in Rheumatoid Arthritis With TNFi Drugs

Tumor necrosis factor-α inhibiting drugs were shown to reduce the risk of myocardial infarction in rheumatoid arthritis.

Timing of Noncardiac Surgery Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Timing of Noncardiac Surgery Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Although current guidelines recommend delaying noncardiac surgery for 6 to 12 months after drug-eluting stent implantation, new data suggest surgery may be performed earlier.

Shared Decision Making in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Shared Decision Making in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Patients in the shared decision making group had greater knowledge about their risk for acute coronary syndrome and options for care.