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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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Chronic Angina Therapy Gets Fast Track Designation From FDA

Chronic Angina Therapy Gets Fast Track Designation From FDA

XyloCor's XC001 is a potential therapy for patients with chronic angina.

Single High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Measurement Could Rule Out Acute Myocardial Infarction

Single High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Measurement Could Rule Out Acute Myocardial Infarction

Sensitivity of the acute myocardial infarction risk classification ranged from 87.5% to 100%, and the pooled sensitivity estimate was 98.7%.

Stroke and MI Rates Have Decreased Since Trans Fatty Acid Restrictions Enacted

Stroke and MI Rates Have Decreased Since Trans Fatty Acid Restrictions Enacted

Compared with New York counties without trans fatty acid restrictions, those with restrictions showed a significantly greater decline in combined myocardial infarction and stroke events.

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Improves Diagnosis in Cardiac Arrest Survivors

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Improves Diagnosis in Cardiac Arrest Survivors

Cardiac magnetic resonance was superior to transthoracic echocardiogram in identifying a pathologic substrate in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Long-term Cardiovascular Risk of Undiagnosed Chest Pain

Long-term Cardiovascular Risk of Undiagnosed Chest Pain

Patients with undiagnosed chest pain in primary care rarely undergo diagnostic testing, but experience an increased risk of both fatal and non-fatal CV events.

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.