Patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest without STE had comparable 30-day mortality, neurologic status, and rates of percutaneous coronary intervention when treated with early vs nonearly coronary angiography.
Arterial lactate levels 8 hours after cardiogenic shock were found to be a better parameter for mortality risk prediction than lactate clearance or baseline lactate.
Women who experience their first myocardial infarction (MI) at ≤50 years of age are less likely than men to undergo coronary revascularization or be treated with guideline-directed medical therapies.
Patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who had aortic valve replacement deferred vs expedited at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to be hospitalized for valve-related symptoms or worsening heart failure.
Decompensation severity may be associated with increased risk for adverse clinical outcomes post-hospital discharge in patients with first-episode acute heart failure.
Worsening renal function may be associated with left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with acute heart failure.
Researchers sought to identify the importance of providing an effective, appropriate self-care intervention to heart failure patients especially if they have depressive symptoms.
Findings showed the study met the primary end point of reduction in cardiovascular death or heart failure events.
Arrhythmia-free survival after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation was comparable in patients with heart failure with preserved and reduced ejection fraction.
Resumption of sexual activity after acute myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with improved long-term survival.