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Clinical Challenge: Young Woman With Arm Numbness and Shortness of Breath

Clinical Challenge: Young Woman With Arm Numbness and Shortness of Breath

A young patient presents with an increased heart rate that skipped a beat, shortness of breath, and tingling and numbness down her right arm.

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Cardiac Rehabilitation: Changes, Challenges, and Clinician Perspectives

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Changes, Challenges, and Clinician Perspectives

An overview of cardiac rehabilitation use plus interviews with Monica Mukherjee, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE and with Jonathan Ledyard, MS, RCEP.

Assessing Chest Pain in ER With Short-term Risk Stratification Tool

Assessing Chest Pain in ER With Short-term Risk Stratification Tool

The HEART Score is a safe risk-stratification tool for chest pain, but it does not seem to do much for reducing hospital utilization and admissions.

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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Early vs Delayed Invasive Strategy in Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes

Early vs Delayed Invasive Strategy in Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes

In patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes, an early invasive treatment strategy does not significantly reduce mortality rates.

Elevated High-Sensitivity Troponin T in Afib May Not Increase Coronary Event Risk

Elevated High-Sensitivity Troponin T in Afib May Not Increase Coronary Event Risk

Patients with atrial fibrillation but without known coronary artery disease may not be at an increased risk for coronary events, despite elevated high-sensitivity troponin T levels.

Can Beta-Blockers Reduce Mortality in Acute Myocardial Infarction Without Heart Failure?

Can Beta-Blockers Reduce Mortality in Acute Myocardial Infarction Without Heart Failure?

In patients with acute myocardial infarction without heart failure, beta-blockers did not reduce mortality risk at 1 year.

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.