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Myocardial Infarction

Identifying Patients at Low Risk for In-Hospital Mortality After STEMI

Dec 15, 2021

When compared with fibrinolysis, primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been associated with significant reductions in morbidity and mortality and decreases risks for mechanical and arrh...

In-stent Restenosis Common in PCI

Nov 23, 2020

In-stent restenosis (ISR) represents approximately 10% of all PCIs in the United States and is treated most commonly with another stent, according to Issam D. Moussa, MD, MBA. In addition, approximate...

Statement Addresses Concerns About Heart Meds and COVID-19

Mar 22, 2020

Patients advised to continue ACE inhibitors/ARBs after researcher posits risk for severe COVID-19 infection FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Patients already prescribed angiotensin-conv...

Inpatient Mortality and 30-Day Readmission Rates Associated with Troponin Testing in Patients without Acute Myocardial Infarction.

Feb 18, 2020

Troponin values above the threshold established to diagnose acute myocardial infarction (AMI; >99 percentile) are commonly detected in patients with diagnoses other than AMI. The objective of this stu...

Gut microbial taxa as potential predictive biomarkers for acute coronary syndrome and post-STEMI cardiovascular events.

Feb 18, 2020

Plasma trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) is associated with coronary atherosclerotic plaque and cardiovascular disease risk, but associations between gut microbes in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and post...

Clinical observation of noncoronary cardiac abnormalities in Chinese children with Kawasaki disease.

Feb 18, 2020

Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute, self-limited vasculitis. Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) serves as a major contributor to the long-term prognosis of KD. In addition, acute KD usually also leads to s...

Cardiac protection of Bauhinia championii against reperfusion injury.

Feb 18, 2020

This study aims to investigate the protective effects of the Bauhinia championii (BC) against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced injury in an isolated heart model. Langendorff-perfused C57BL/6JNarl mi...

Data-driven discovery of changes in clinical code usage over time: a case-study on changes in cardiovascular disease recording in two English electronic health records databases (2001-2015).

Feb 18, 2020

To demonstrate how data-driven variability methods can be used to identify changes in disease recording in two English electronic health records databases between 2001 and 2015.Repeated cross-sectiona...

Higher Long-Term Mortality with Carotid Artery Stenting in Asymptomatic Male Compared to Female Patients in the Southeastern Vascular Study Group.

Feb 13, 2020

To review the sex differences among symptomatic and asymptomatic patients treated with carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid stenting (CAS) in the Southeastern Vascular Study Group (SEVSG), a regio...

Differences in presentation and clinical outcomes between left or right bundle branch block and ST segment elevation in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

Feb 13, 2020

In patients with acute myocardial infarction, the presence of a left bundle branch block or right bundle branch block may be associated with worse prognosis compared to isolated ST segment elevation. ...

Identifying critically important cardiovascular outcomes for trials in hemodialysis: an international survey with patients, caregivers and health professionals.

Feb 13, 2020

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in people on hemodialysis (HD). Cardiovascular outcomes are reported infrequently and inconsistently across trials in HD....

Efficiency, Safety, and Quality of Life After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Performed With Moderate Sedation Versus General Anesthesia.

Feb 13, 2020

There is growing interest in "minimalist" transcatheter aortic valve implantation (M-TAVI), performed with conscious sedation instead of general anesthesia (GA-TAVI). We assessed the impact of M-TAVI ...

Optical coherence tomography and fractional flow reserve guided treatment of woven coronary artery anomaly presenting as acute myocardial infarction: A case report.

Feb 13, 2020

Woven coronary artery is a very rare congenital anomaly which may lead to acute coronary syndrome in previous literatures. At present, there is no consensus on the treatment of this coronary artery ab...

Successful conservative management of a spontaneous intraperitoneal rupture of bladder diverticulum in a critical patient: A case report. A CARE-compliant article.

Feb 13, 2020

A spontaneous rupture of the bladder diverticulum in an adult patient is extremely rare. The recommended treatment is surgery. However, some cases can be successfully treated with urinary catheterizat...

Estimating the Net Benefit of Improvements in Hospital Performance: G-Computation With Hierarchical Regression Models.

Feb 13, 2020

It is important to be able to estimate the anticipated net population benefit if the performance of hospitals is improved to specific standards.The objective of this study was to show how G-computatio...

Polymer-based or Polymer-free Stents in Patients at High Bleeding Risk.

Feb 13, 2020

Polymer-free drug-coated stents provide superior clinical outcomes to bare-metal stents in patients at high bleeding risk who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and are treated with 1 mo...

Accelerated surgery versus standard care in hip fracture (HIP ATTACK): an international, randomised, controlled trial.

Feb 13, 2020

Observational studies have suggested that accelerated surgery is associated with improved outcomes in patients with a hip fracture. The HIP ATTACK trial assessed whether accelerated surgery could redu...

Lipid-lowering treatment in secondary prevention of ischaemic cerebrovascular disease.

Feb 10, 2020

Stroke is the second cause of death after myocardial infarction, and the main cause of acquired disability. Patients with ischaemic stroke have a higher risk of future vascular events, including recur...

Shunt intention during carotid endarterectomy in the early symptomatic period and perioperative stroke risk.

Feb 10, 2020

Whether recent stroke mandates planned shunting during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is controversial. Our goal was to determine associations of various shunting practices with postoperative outcomes o...

The impact of age on in-hospital outcomes after transcarotid artery revascularization, transfemoral carotid artery stenting, and carotid endarterectomy.

Feb 10, 2020

Previous data showed superior outcomes of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) compared with transfemoral carotid artery stenting (TFCAS) in elderly patients because of an increased stroke risk in TFCAS-treat...