Acute Coronary Syndrome

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.

Elevated High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin in Erectile Dysfunction

Elevated High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin in Erectile Dysfunction

High-sensitivity cardiac troponin levels were significantly higher in men with erectile dysfunction, indicating subclinical myocardial injury.

Cangrelor Alone Reduces Bleeding Risk Compared With Clopidogrel and GPIs

Cangrelor Alone Reduces Bleeding Risk Compared With Clopidogrel and GPIs

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The cangrelor alone and clopidogrel-GPI groups did not have significantly different rates of the primary efficacy end point.

STEMI Risk May Be Higher in Younger Smokers

STEMI Risk May Be Higher in Younger Smokers

Smoking was associated with an 8-fold risk of acute STEMI in younger smokers.

Beta-Blocker Therapy After Acute MI in Nursing Home Patients

Beta-Blocker Therapy After Acute MI in Nursing Home Patients

Nearly half of nursing home residents in the United States do not start taking beta blockers after an acute myocardial infarction.

Acute Coronary Syndrome Outcomes in Women vs Men

Acute Coronary Syndrome Outcomes in Women vs Men

Within 36 months of acute coronary syndrome, women experienced a higher incidence of death, ACS recurrence, and need for PCI or CABG.

Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease With NSAID, ASA Sensitivity

Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease With NSAID, ASA Sensitivity

An acetylsalicylic acid challenge is recommended for patients with stable chronic ischemic heart disease and history of hypersensitivity to NSAIDs/ASAs.

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation After Acute MI

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation After Acute MI

While the reported health status during the year following acute MI did not improve, cardiac rehabilitation was associated conferred a significant survival benefit.

Subclinical Myocardial Damage May Be Related to Low Diastolic BP

Subclinical Myocardial Damage May Be Related to Low Diastolic BP

The adjusted odds ratios of having hs-cTnT ≥14 ng/L at baseline were 2.2 and 1.5 for those with diastolic blood pressure <60 mm Hg and 60 to 69 mm Hg, respectively,

Acute Myocardial Infarction May Be Triggered by Intense Exertion or Emotion

Acute Myocardial Infarction May Be Triggered by Intense Exertion or Emotion

Intense activity and emotions seemed to double the odds of experience an acute myocardial infarction within an hour's time.

Post-MI Survival Rates May Be Hospital-Dependent

Post-MI Survival Rates May Be Hospital-Dependent

Patients treated at "high-performing" hospitals had an overall increased life expectancy.

Choosing the Ideal STEMI Treatment Strategy: Pharmacoinvasive vs PCI

Choosing the Ideal STEMI Treatment Strategy: Pharmacoinvasive vs PCI

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Using primary percutaneous coronary intervention or a pharmacoinvasive strategy results in similar outcomes for patients with STEMI.

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