Acute Coronary Syndrome

High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I Threshold Identifies Patients at Low Risk for MI, Death

High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I Threshold Identifies Patients at Low Risk for MI, Death

High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I concentration can identify individuals at low risk of MI or cardiac death in patients with ACS.

Rates of Transradial Access for STEMI PCI Examined

Rates of Transradial Access for STEMI PCI Examined

Use of transradial access for STEMI percutaneous coronary intervention increased from 2009 to 2015.

Better Early Platelet Inhibition With Chewable Ticagrelor

Better Early Platelet Inhibition With Chewable Ticagrelor

Chewing a loading dose of ticagrelor facilitates better early platelet inhibition for patients with STEMI.

Nursing Home Residents Do Not Start Secondary Prevention Tx After Acute MI

Nursing Home Residents Do Not Start Secondary Prevention Tx After Acute MI

Thirty-seven percent of older nursing home residents do not initiate secondary prevention medications after acute myocardial infarction.

ACC/AHA Release 2017 Quality Measures for STEMI/NSTEMI Management

ACC/AHA Release 2017 Quality Measures for STEMI/NSTEMI Management

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The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have released updated quality and performance measures for STEMI and NSTEMI management.

Medication Nonadherence Mortality Rates Examined Post-MI

Medication Nonadherence Mortality Rates Examined Post-MI

Post myocardial infarction medication nonadherence may increase mortality.

Fasting Blood Glucose Patterns May Predict Future Myocardial Infarction

Fasting Blood Glucose Patterns May Predict Future Myocardial Infarction

For individuals without diabetes, certain fasting blood glucose trajectories are associated with the risk of future myocardial infarction.

New ESC Guidelines Provide Insight into ST-Segment Elevation Management

New ESC Guidelines Provide Insight into ST-Segment Elevation Management

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The European Society of Cardiology has released new guidelines regarding treatment strategies for acute myocardial infarction and STEMI.

Benefits of Inpatient Smoking Cessation Therapy Post-Myocardial Infarction

Benefits of Inpatient Smoking Cessation Therapy Post-Myocardial Infarction

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Hospitals may be missing opportunities to start tobacco use treatment immediately after myocardial infarction.

Anacetrapib Reduces Major Coronary Events When Added to Intensive Statin Therapy

Anacetrapib Reduces Major Coronary Events When Added to Intensive Statin Therapy

Lower incidence of major coronary events for patients with atherosclerotic vascular disease receiving intensive statins is linked with use of anacetrapib.

Comparison of PCI Outcomes With Bivalirudin vs Heparin Post-STEMI or NSTEMI

Comparison of PCI Outcomes With Bivalirudin vs Heparin Post-STEMI or NSTEMI

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In patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for either STEMI or NSTEMI, bivalirudin and heparin produce similar outcomes.

Suspected MI: No Difference Between Supplemental Oxygen and Ambient Air Treatment

Suspected MI: No Difference Between Supplemental Oxygen and Ambient Air Treatment

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Supplemental oxygen therapy does not decrease the risk for 1-year all-cause mortality in patients with suspected myocardial infarction.

Atherosclerotic Disease Benefits From Interleukin-1β Targeting

Atherosclerotic Disease Benefits From Interleukin-1β Targeting

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In high-risk patients with atherosclerotic disease, canakinumab may help reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events.

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.

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Changes, Challenges, and Clinician Perspectives

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Changes, Challenges, and Clinician Perspectives

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

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

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

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

Smoking Cessation Medication Use Low Following MI

Smoking Cessation Medication Use Low Following MI

Following myocardial infarction, few patients take smoking cessation medications.

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

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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.

Herpes Zoster May Increase Risk of Myocardial Infarction, Stroke

Herpes Zoster May Increase Risk of Myocardial Infarction, Stroke

Herpes zoster may be linked to increased cardiovascular events risk.

Metformin May Prevent Apoptotic Events Prior to Ischemic Reperfusion Injury

Metformin May Prevent Apoptotic Events Prior to Ischemic Reperfusion Injury

Metformin maintained cell viability and membrane stability of H9C2 cardiomyoblast cells after ischemic injury.

Acute Myocardial Infarction Risk Up Following Respiratory Infection

Acute Myocardial Infarction Risk Up Following Respiratory Infection

The risk of acute myocardial infarction increases in patients after a respiratory infection.

Acute Myocardial Infarction Risk May Increase With Use of NSAIDs

Acute Myocardial Infarction Risk May Increase With Use of NSAIDs

NSAIDs increase myocardial infarction risk by 20% to 50%.

Chronic Angina Therapy Gets Fast Track Designation From FDA

Chronic Angina Therapy Gets Fast Track Designation From FDA

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

Ischemic Outcomes in Acute Coronary Syndrome Not Affected by Gender

Ischemic Outcomes in Acute Coronary Syndrome Not Affected by Gender

Gender has no effect on the outcome of acute coronary syndrome patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention receiving clopidogrel, prasugrel, or ticagrelor.

Unstable Angina Benefits From Angiography

Unstable Angina Benefits From Angiography

Using routine invasive coronary angiography is beneficial for managing unstable angina.

Are Post-Op hsTnT and 30-day Mortality Linked in Noncardiac Sx?

Are Post-Op hsTnT and 30-day Mortality Linked in Noncardiac Sx?

High postoperative high-sensitivity troponin T levels are linked to an increased risk of 30-day mortality in patients undergoing noncardic surgery.

HEART Score Impact for Patients with Chest Pain in ED

HEART Score Impact for Patients with Chest Pain in ED

Using the History, Electrocardiogram, Age, Risk factors, and initial Troponin (HEART) score is safe but has a limited effect on health care resource among emergency room patients with chest pain.

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

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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

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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

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

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