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Myocardial Infarction

Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

Oct 31, 2018

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Certain weather conditions are associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published online Oct. 24 in JAMA Card...

Novel Troponin Assay, hs-cTnI Comparable in Ruling Out AMI

Oct 26, 2018

FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A single point-of-care troponin concentration measured on arrival to the emergency department (ED) with 15-minute turnaround time can accurately rule out acut...

Psychological Distress Linked to Increased Risk of MI, Stroke

Sep 06, 2018

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Psychological distress is associated with myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke in men and women, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in Circulati...

Novel hs-cTnT Protocol Better Rules Out Myocardial Infarction

Aug 20, 2018

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A novel high-sensitivity (hs) cardiac troponin T (cTnT) protocol for ruling out myocardial infarction (MI) rules out more patients than the existing protocol,...

2002 to 2014 Saw Hike in AMI Rate in Pregnancy, Puerperium

Jul 27, 2018

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) occurred in one of every 12,400 hospitalizations for those hospitalized during pregnancy and the puerperium, according to a ...

Sulfonylureas As 2nd-Line T2DM Therapy Tied to Higher Event Risk

Jul 24, 2018

TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sulfonylureas as second-line drugs for type 2 diabetes are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and hypoglycemic events compared with remainin...

CME/CE: Follow-Up & Drug Adherence After Acute Myocardial Infarction

Jan 23, 2018

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New Drug Protects Heart from Cardiac Rupture After Myocardial Infarction

Oct 02, 2017

There are currently many kinds of drugs for heart failure. Among them, the new drug LCZ696 is recommended by US guidelines as a first-line treatment for chronic heart failure. LCZ696 is better than co...

Follow-Up & Drug Adherence After Acute Myocardial Infarction

Jul 06, 2017

Each year in the United States, about 1 million Americans are hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and nearly half of these individuals are expected to have a recurrent major adverse ca...

Cardiac Rehab Benefits Older Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients

May 23, 2017

Despite national guidelines strongly supporting the use of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in patients after they suffer an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), many trials have shown that participation in ...

Treating Older Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction

May 19, 2017

Each year in the United States, about 1 million Americans are hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and nearly half of these individuals are expected to have a recurrent major adverse ca...

Early Drug Non-Adherence After Acute Myocardial Infarction

Oct 21, 2016

Mortality rates associated with heart disease have declined in recent years throughout the United States in large part because of evidence-based therapies that help reduce risks of recurrent cardiovas...

Defibrillator Use After Myocardial Infarction in Older Adults

Aug 31, 2016

According to current estimates, more than 350,000 people experience sudden cardiac death in the United States each year. Patients with low ejection fraction (EF) are at risk for sudden cardiac death, ...

Gender, Stress, & Acute Myocardial Infarction

Apr 28, 2016

Studies have shown that women and younger patients are at increased risk for mental stress when compared with the male or older counterparts, respectively. Whether or not the same holds true for young...

ACC.14: Test Could Quickly Rule Out Myocardial Infarction

Apr 02, 2014

The Particulars: Data indicate that with no quick way to rule out myocardial infarction (MI), patients with chest pain often wait several hours for repeat testing, increasing hospital admissions. Rapi...

Trends in Acute Kidney Injury in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction

Dec 12, 2012

Among patients hospitalized with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), about 20% will develop an acute kidney injury (AKI). This complication has been linked to adverse long-term outcomes, including p...

Unrecognized Myocardial Infarction Common in Older Adults

Nov 19, 2012

The prevalence of unrecognized myocardial infarction (MI) by cardiac MRI appears to be higher than that of community-dwelling older adults. Icelandic researchers found that 9.7% of participants had re...