Myocardial Infarction

CCTA Associated With Decreased MI Incidence in Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

CCTA Associated With Decreased MI Incidence in Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

For patients with CAD, CCTA is associated with reduced incidence of myocardial infarction but no reduction in death or hospitalization.

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.

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.

Greater CV Benefit With Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin vs Monotherapy in Stable ASCVD

Greater CV Benefit With Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin vs Monotherapy in Stable ASCVD

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Despite more major bleeding events, rivaroxaban plus aspirin therapy had a greater cardiovascular benefit in patients with stable atherosclerotic vascular disease vs monotherapy.

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.

Examining Cardiovascular Disease Risk Associated With Hepatitis C Infection

Examining Cardiovascular Disease Risk Associated With Hepatitis C Infection

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Hepatitis C virus infection is a common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide and is associated with greater mortality.

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.

Coronary Artery Disease and Serum Calcium Levels: Is There a Genetic Connection?

Coronary Artery Disease and Serum Calcium Levels: Is There a Genetic Connection?

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A genetic predisposition to elevated serum calcium levels may increase the risk for coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction.

Reducing Hospital Readmissions for Heart Failure, MI Did Not Increase Mortality Rates

Reducing Hospital Readmissions for Heart Failure, MI Did Not Increase Mortality Rates

Reducing hospital readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia didn't increase mortality rates, and may even have lowered death rates.

Smoking Cessation Medication Use Low Following MI

Smoking Cessation Medication Use Low Following MI

Following myocardial infarction, few patients take smoking cessation medications.

Ferumoxytol-enhanced  MRI Detects Cellular Inflammation Post Myocardial Infarction

Ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI Detects Cellular Inflammation Post Myocardial Infarction

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An enhanced MRI detected myocardial macrophage activity within 2 weeks following an acute myocardial infarction.

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.

Coronary Heart Disease Risk Increased With Clonal Hematopoiesis

Coronary Heart Disease Risk Increased With Clonal Hematopoiesis

Coronary heart disease has been linked to the presence of clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential.

Stroke Risk in Afib Reduced With Vitamin K Antagonist Therapy

Stroke Risk in Afib Reduced With Vitamin K Antagonist Therapy

Vitamin K antagonist monotherapy is linked to reduced risk of MI and stroke in patients with Afib.

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

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

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

Does NSAID Use Impact the Risk of MI?

Does NSAID Use Impact the Risk of MI?

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The link between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk for myocardial infarction has been found.

Is Pravastatin Effective as Primary Prevention Against CHD Events in Elderly?

Is Pravastatin Effective as Primary Prevention Against CHD Events in Elderly?

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No differences were observed between pravastatin and usual care for CHD events, cause-specific deaths, stroke, cancer, and combination fatal CHD or nonfatal MI.

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%.

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Benefits From Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Benefits From Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran

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Direct oral anticoagulation reduced the risk of congestive heart failure admissions and all-cause mortality in both genders.

Cardiovascular Events in Hypogonadism May Be Reduced With Testosterone Therapy

Cardiovascular Events in Hypogonadism May Be Reduced With Testosterone Therapy

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Testosterone replacement therapy may show a protective effect against myocardial infarction and stroke in men with secondary hypogonadism.

Acute MI In-Hospital Mortality Rates in Type 2 Diabetes

Acute MI In-Hospital Mortality Rates in Type 2 Diabetes

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Patients with type 1 diabetes admitted for acute myocardial infarction had higher mortality rates compared with patients with type 2 diabetes.

High-Intensity Statin Adherence Post-Myocardial Infarction

High-Intensity Statin Adherence Post-Myocardial Infarction

Six months after hospital discharge, only 59% of patients were taking high-intensity statins as recommended.

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.

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