ACS

Risk for Acute Myocardial Infarction Increased in Multiple Sclerosis

Risk for Acute Myocardial Infarction Increased in Multiple Sclerosis

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Evidence suggests a possible role for inflammation in the association between MS and myocardial infarction risk.

Rivaroxaban Associated With Reduced D-Dimer Levels in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Rivaroxaban Associated With Reduced D-Dimer Levels in Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Elevated baseline D-dimer levels were associated with an increased risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes.

In-Hospital Corticosteroid Treatment for Pneumonia May Reduce MI Incidence

In-Hospital Corticosteroid Treatment for Pneumonia May Reduce MI Incidence

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In-hospital treatment of adult community-acquired pneumonia with corticosteroids may be associated with a lower MI risk.

Lixisenatide Reduces Macroalbuminuria Risk in ACS With T2DM

Lixisenatide Reduces Macroalbuminuria Risk in ACS With T2DM

Lixisenatide reduces progression of urinary albumin-creatinine ratio in patients with macroalbuminuria

Escitalopram Cuts MACE Risk in Depressed Patients With ACS

Escitalopram Cuts MACE Risk in Depressed Patients With ACS

Escitalopram resulted in lower risk for major adverse cardiac events vs placebo in patients with depression following recent acute coronary syndrome.

Nitrogen Dioxide Does Not Affect Benefit of Exercise on MI

Nitrogen Dioxide Does Not Affect Benefit of Exercise on MI

An inverse link was found between participation in sports, cycling, and gardening with incident MI, despite air pollution.

Outcomes of Beta-Blocker Use Elderly With Diabetes After Heart Attack

Outcomes of Beta-Blocker Use Elderly With Diabetes After Heart Attack

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Investigators examined the outcomes of using various beta-blockers in patients with type 2 diabetes after a myocardial infarction.

STEMI Risk May Be Linked to Dramatic Temperature Shifts

STEMI Risk May Be Linked to Dramatic Temperature Shifts

Researchers found a correlation between larger changes in temperature and increased risk for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.

Mental Stress-Induced Myocardial Ischemia Risk After MI Increased in Women

Mental Stress-Induced Myocardial Ischemia Risk After MI Increased in Women

Women have an increased risk of mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia after myocardial infarction.

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.

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.

Assessing Chest Pain in ER With Short-term Risk Stratification Tool

Assessing Chest Pain in ER With Short-term Risk Stratification Tool

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The HEART Score is a safe risk-stratification tool for chest pain, but it does not seem to do much for reducing hospital utilization and admissions.

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.

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.

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.

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