Myocardial Infarction

How Has the Medicaid Expansion Affected Patients Hospitalized With Acute MI?

How Has the Medicaid Expansion Affected Patients Hospitalized With Acute MI?

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While recent Medicaid expansion has reduced uninsured rates among patients with AMI, it has not improved quality of care or patient outcomes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reducing Post-MI CV Events With Cardioprotective Therapy in Schizophrenia

Reducing Post-MI CV Events With Cardioprotective Therapy in Schizophrenia

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Investigators sought to determine whether cardioprotective medication after a myocardial infarction could reduce mortality rates in patients with schizophrenia.

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.

Canakinumab May Reduce CV Events in Patients Post-MI With Residual Inflammatory Risk

Canakinumab May Reduce CV Events in Patients Post-MI With Residual Inflammatory Risk

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Canakinumab significantly reduced the total number of CV events in patients with prior MI and residual inflammatory risk.

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.

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.

Variable Period of Risk for Myocardial Infarction and Stroke Following Sepsis

Variable Period of Risk for Myocardial Infarction and Stroke Following Sepsis

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Patients recovering from sepsis had an elevated risk for myocardial infarction or stroke in the first 4 weeks after hospital discharge compared to the general population.

Outcomes of Undetected Myocardial Infarction Examined

Outcomes of Undetected Myocardial Infarction Examined

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Unrecognized MI detected by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging has similar mortality rates over the long term compared with recognized MI.

QRS-T Angle Improves Diagnostic Accuracy of NSTEMI, Predicts Mortality Risk

QRS-T Angle Improves Diagnostic Accuracy of NSTEMI, Predicts Mortality Risk

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The use of the QRS-T angle with standard ECG criteria improved diagnostic accuracy for NSTEMI.

African Americans Less Likely to Receive Guideline‐Based NSTEMI Therapies

African Americans Less Likely to Receive Guideline‐Based NSTEMI Therapies

Black patients have a lower likelihood of receiving guideline-based therapies for non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction.

Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator May Not Decrease Risk for Post-MI Arrhythmic Death

Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator May Not Decrease Risk for Post-MI Arrhythmic Death

Wearing a cardioverter-defibrillator does not reduce arrhythmic death in patients with acute myocardial infarction and an ejection fraction of 35% or less.

Statins Improve Long-Term Survival After AAA Repair

Statins Improve Long-Term Survival After AAA Repair

Preoperative statin therapy is associated with higher long-term survival following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

Coronary CTA Superior to Standard Care in Stable Chest Pain

Coronary CTA Superior to Standard Care in Stable Chest Pain

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Coronary computed tomographic angiography was associated with a lower 5-year mortality rate in patients with stable chest pain.

New Clinical Chemistry Score More Sensitive, Specific Than hs-cTn in ACS

New Clinical Chemistry Score More Sensitive, Specific Than hs-cTn in ACS

A score based on the results of three laboratory tests has higher sensitivity and specificity than cardiac troponin alone for stratifying patients presenting with suspected acute coronary syndrome.

Psychological Distress Linked to Increased Risk of MI, Stroke

Psychological Distress Linked to Increased Risk of MI, Stroke

Psychological distress had a dose-dependent, positive association with myocardial infarction and stroke in men and women.

Coronary CTA Associated With Lower Death Rate in CHD, Nonfatal MI

Coronary CTA Associated With Lower Death Rate in CHD, Nonfatal MI

There was a lower death rate from coronary heart disease and non-fatal MI at 5 years in patients with stable chest pain.

Low Rates of Increasing Statin Doses After MI in Diabetes

Low Rates of Increasing Statin Doses After MI in Diabetes

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Up-titration to a high-intensity statin occurred in only 37.7% of patients with diabetes after an acute myocardial infarction.

Exercise Benefits for Myocardial Infarction Not Reduced by Traffic Pollutants

Exercise Benefits for Myocardial Infarction Not Reduced by Traffic Pollutants

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All physical activities (sports, cycling, and gardening) except walking were associated with a significant decreased risk for myocardial infarction.

The Uncertain Association Between Abacavir and the Risk for Acute Myocardial Infarction

The Uncertain Association Between Abacavir and the Risk for Acute Myocardial Infarction

A higher prevalence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors may be partially responsible for the increased incidence of cardiovascular disease in people living with HIV.

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