Myocardial Infarction

PCI With Incomplete Revascularization in Certain Vessels May Increase Mortality Risk

PCI With Incomplete Revascularization in Certain Vessels May Increase Mortality Risk

The risk of mortality is increased for certain patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with incomplete revascularization.

Silent MI Associated With Increased Risk of Heart Failure

Silent MI Associated With Increased Risk of Heart Failure

Silent myocardial infarction is associated with an increased long-term risk of heart failure.

Clopidogrel Tablets Recalled Due to Mislabeling

Clopidogrel Tablets Recalled Due to Mislabeling

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One lot of clopidogrel, a platelet inhibitor, has been recalled due to mislabeling.

Acute MI Mortality Is Related to Medicare Costs

Acute MI Mortality Is Related to Medicare Costs

Medicare expenditure growth is linked to reduced 180-day case fatality in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction.

Factors Influencing EMS Utilization in Patients With STEMI

Factors Influencing EMS Utilization in Patients With STEMI

Patients with STEMI perceptions on factors such as speed of transport help evaluate emergency medical service use.

FDA Alert: Febuxostat May Increase Heart-Related Deaths

FDA Alert: Febuxostat May Increase Heart-Related Deaths

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FDA released a safety alert that gout medication shows increased risk for heart-related death.

FDA Safety Alert: Biotin Interferes With Cardiac Troponin Results

FDA Safety Alert: Biotin Interferes With Cardiac Troponin Results

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FDA releases safety alert that biotin can significantly interfere with certain lab tests and cause incorrect results which may go undetected.

Patients With Prior PCI See Benefit From Perioperative Aspirin

Patients With Prior PCI See Benefit From Perioperative Aspirin

Perioperative aspirin seems to be beneficial for patients with prior PCI.

Cardiac Surgery: Restrictive vs Liberal Threshold for Red-Cell Transfusion

Cardiac Surgery: Restrictive vs Liberal Threshold for Red-Cell Transfusion

A restrictive threshold for red-cell transfusion is noninferior to a liberal threshold for patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

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.

Culprit Lesion PCI Superior to Immediate Multivessel PCI in CAD

Culprit Lesion PCI Superior to Immediate Multivessel PCI in CAD

Percutaneous coronary intervention of the culprit lesion is associated with better 30-day outcomes than immediate multivessel PCI in patients with patients with multivessel CAD and acute MI.

Target Vessel Thrombosis in BVS vs Everolimus-Eluting Stents

Target Vessel Thrombosis in BVS vs Everolimus-Eluting Stents

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Patients who received bioresorbable vascular scaffolds had higher rates of device thrombosis and target vessel MI compared with those who received everolimus-eluting stents.

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.

Ischemic Stroke and MI Risk Increased With Proton Pump Inhibitor Use

Ischemic Stroke and MI Risk Increased With Proton Pump Inhibitor Use

Proton pump inhibitor use is linked to increased risk of first-time ischemic stroke and 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.

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.

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