Acute Coronary Syndrome

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.

NSTE-ACS: Early vs Selective Strategy for Reducing Spontaneous MI

NSTE-ACS: Early vs Selective Strategy for Reducing Spontaneous MI

Researchers saw no significant difference in 10-year death or spontaneous MI for early invasive vs selective strategy.

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?

Atrial Fibrillation Associated With Higher Mortality in STEMI

Atrial Fibrillation Associated With Higher Mortality in STEMI

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

Women With STEMI Experience Treatment Delays

Women With STEMI Experience Treatment Delays

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

Elevated Mortality Risk in Women With Acute Coronary Syndrome

Elevated Mortality Risk in Women With Acute Coronary Syndrome

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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

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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

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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

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

No Increased Short-term Risk of MI, Stroke With DPP-4i vs Sulfonylureas/Thiazolidinediones

No Increased Short-term Risk of MI, Stroke With DPP-4i vs Sulfonylureas/Thiazolidinediones

Medicare beneficiaries did not experience an increased risk of myocardial infarction or stroke with DPP-4i therapy comapred to sulfonylureas and thiazolidinediones.

Intensive Care Unit Overuse Common in Patients With Heart Disease

Intensive Care Unit Overuse Common in Patients With Heart Disease

Examination of over 1 million Medicare records found that the intensive care unit was overused for patients with heart and lung conditions.

Acute MI Trends in Renal Transplant Recipients

Acute MI Trends in Renal Transplant Recipients

Renal transplant recipients accounted for 0.2% of acute myocardial infarction admissions.

Using Telemetry Outside of Cardiac Indications

Using Telemetry Outside of Cardiac Indications

More than 20% of patients are undergoing telemetry for noncardiac indications.

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

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

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

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

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

MI Risk Reduced in Rheumatoid Arthritis With TNFi Drugs

MI Risk Reduced in Rheumatoid Arthritis With TNFi Drugs

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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

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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

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

Beta-Blockers Post-MI May Not Be Appropriate in Dementia

Beta-Blockers Post-MI May Not Be Appropriate in Dementia

While beta-blockers reduced the number of deaths within 3 months, they were also associated with 34% high risk of reduced ability to perform daily functions in patients with dementia.

Suicide Risk in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Suicide Risk in Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Patients with acute coronary syndrome had significantly higher odds of committing suicide compared with healthy individuals.

Protective Effect of PCSK9 and HMGCR on CV Events, Diabetes Risk

Protective Effect of PCSK9 and HMGCR on CV Events, Diabetes Risk

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PCKS9 and HMGCR variants were associated with similar protective effects on cardiovascular event risk and diabetes risk.

STEMI vs Non-Cardiac Mortality in Cancer Survivors

STEMI vs Non-Cardiac Mortality in Cancer Survivors

While cancer survivors did not have a higher risk of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction mortality, they were more than 3 times more likely to die from non-heart-related causes.

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