Acute Coronary Syndrome

Cardiac Troponin Elevation on Hospital Admission Predicts MAEs Even Without Specific Diagnosis

Cardiac Troponin Elevation on Hospital Admission Predicts MAEs Even Without Specific Diagnosis

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Elevation of serum cardiac troponin on hospital admission is predictive of major adverse events even when no specific diagnosis is established.

Lower Rates of Revascularization for Medicaid Beneficiaries vs Private Insurance

Lower Rates of Revascularization for Medicaid Beneficiaries vs Private Insurance

Among patients with STEMI, Medicaid beneficiaries have lower rates of revascularization and higher in-hospital mortality than patients with private insurance.

Intracoronary Nicardipine Effectively Reverses Spontaneous Coronary Slow-Flow

Intracoronary Nicardipine Effectively Reverses Spontaneous Coronary Slow-Flow

Intracoronary administration of nicardipine seems to be highly effective in reversing spontaneous coronary slow-flow.

High-Intensity Statins Affect Coronary Plaque Composition After STEMI

High-Intensity Statins Affect Coronary Plaque Composition After STEMI

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Patients using a high-intensity statin after a STEMI experienced a significant increase in minimum fibrous cap thickness.

What Is the Optimal Revascularization Strategy in Patients With Cerebrovascular Disease?

What Is the Optimal Revascularization Strategy in Patients With Cerebrovascular Disease?

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Data from the EXCEL trial do not currently support a preferential role for PCI as opposed to CABG in patients with prior cerebrovascular disease.

Peripheral Artery Disease: Incidence and Outcomes of Myocardial Infarction

Peripheral Artery Disease: Incidence and Outcomes of Myocardial Infarction

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Myocardial infarction was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular death and acute limb ischemia in patients with peripheral artery disease.

Gender Differences in EMS Care Quality for Chest Pain, Cardiac Arrest

Gender Differences in EMS Care Quality for Chest Pain, Cardiac Arrest

Women less likely to receive aspirin, resuscitation, ambulance transport with lights and siren.

IVUS-Guided DES Implantation Improves Clinical Outcomes in Broad Range of Patients

IVUS-Guided DES Implantation Improves Clinical Outcomes in Broad Range of Patients

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IVUS-guided DES implantation resulted in a lower incidence of target-vessel failure at 12 months for patients undergoing PCI.

Emotional Stress of Holidays Can Trigger Myocardial Infarction

Emotional Stress of Holidays Can Trigger Myocardial Infarction

The highest risk for myocardial infarction occurs around 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Greater Patient Delays for Women With STEMI Compared With Men

Greater Patient Delays for Women With STEMI Compared With Men

Because of greater patient delays from symptom onset to first medical contact, female patients with STEMI experience greater total ischemic time than male patients.

Happy Holidays? Christmas, Midsummer Holidays Linked to Increased MI Risk

Happy Holidays? Christmas, Midsummer Holidays Linked to Increased MI Risk

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Researchers examined the relationship between Christmas, New Year's, sporting events, and myocardial infarction.

Frailty Associated With Increased Major Bleeding Risk Post-Catheterization for AMI

Frailty Associated With Increased Major Bleeding Risk Post-Catheterization for AMI

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Frailty is associated with a higher risk for major bleeding if catheterization is performed for acute myocardial infarction.

First-in-Human Telerobotic Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Successful

First-in-Human Telerobotic Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Successful

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The first telerobotic percutaneous coronary intervention was conducted using CorPath telerobotic technology.

Which Biomarkers Provide Prognostic Information on Mortality in Acute Coronary Syndrome?

Which Biomarkers Provide Prognostic Information on Mortality in Acute Coronary Syndrome?

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N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and growth differentiation factor-15 provide prognostic information in patients with ACS.

Younger Patients Account for Increasing Proportion of AMI Cases

Younger Patients Account for Increasing Proportion of AMI Cases

The proportion of hospitalizations for acute myocardial infarction attributable to young patients increased between 1995 and 2014, especially among women.

Several Risk Factors More Strongly Linked to MI in Women

Several Risk Factors More Strongly Linked to MI in Women

The incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) is higher in men than women, but several risk factors are more strongly linked to MI in women.

Presence of Antiphospholipid Antibodies Tied to First-Time MI

Presence of Antiphospholipid Antibodies Tied to First-Time MI

There is a strong and independent association between the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies and first-time myocardial infarction.

Manual Chest Compressions Superior to Mechanical Alternative for Cardiac Arrest

Manual Chest Compressions Superior to Mechanical Alternative for Cardiac Arrest

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Mechanical chest compression devices are not superior to conventional, high-quality manual chest compressions.

Incidence of Myocardial Infarction Found to Increase With Cold Weather

Incidence of Myocardial Infarction Found to Increase With Cold Weather

The influence of weather on the incidence of myocardial infarction was examined.

Frailty Linked to Increased Bleeding Risk in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Frailty Linked to Increased Bleeding Risk in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Frail acute myocardial infarction patients are less likely to undergo cardiac catheterization and have increased risk for bleeding.

CABG Superior to PCI-DES for Reducing All-Cause Mortality in Multivessel Disease With Diabetes

CABG Superior to PCI-DES for Reducing All-Cause Mortality in Multivessel Disease With Diabetes

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Coronary artery bypass grafting may be a superior revascularization strategy in patients with diabetes and multivessel disease.

Very Low High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Levels May Exclude Inducible Myocardial Ischemia

Very Low High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Levels May Exclude Inducible Myocardial Ischemia

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Low hs-cTnI levels may identify patients with CAD who have a low medium-term risk for adverse cardiovascular events.

Pitavastatin Plus Ezetimibe May Improve Outcomes for ACS Without Hypertension

Pitavastatin Plus Ezetimibe May Improve Outcomes for ACS Without Hypertension

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Combined treatment with pitavastatin and ezetimibe may be beneficial in patients with acute coronary syndrome and without hypertension for secondary prevention.

Influenza Infection Increases Mortality Risk in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Influenza Infection Increases Mortality Risk in Acute Myocardial Infarction

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Investigators examined whether influenza is an independent risk factor for the development of acute myocardial infarction.

Racial Disparities in Survival After Acute Myocardial Infarction

Racial Disparities in Survival After Acute Myocardial Infarction

For patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), mortality rates differ based on characteristics associated with race.

Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

Certain weather conditions are associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction.

Strong Association Found Between Antiphospholipid Antibodies and First-Time MI

Strong Association Found Between Antiphospholipid Antibodies and First-Time MI

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A strong association between antiphospholipid positivity and first-time MI may represent a risk factor for myocardial infarction.

Canagliflozin Approved to Reduce MACE Risk in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes and CVD

Canagliflozin Approved to Reduce MACE Risk in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes and CVD

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The FDA has approved Invokana (canagliflozin) to reduce the risk of major CV events.

Point-of-Care Troponin Assay Facilitates Rapid Risk Stratification in Acute MI

Point-of-Care Troponin Assay Facilitates Rapid Risk Stratification in Acute MI

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A novel point-of-care assay was shown to provide results within 15 minutes, thereby facilitating rapid risk stratification of patients with suspected acute MI.

Accelerated Diagnostic Protocol Identifies Low-Risk Patients Without Need for Stress Test, Angiography

Accelerated Diagnostic Protocol Identifies Low-Risk Patients Without Need for Stress Test, Angiography

Implementation of the HEART Pathway is associated with decreased hospitalizations, increased identification of MI at the index visit, and a very low death and MI rate among low-risk emergency department patients with chest pain.

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