Even short-term treatment with most nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with increased risk of death and a subsequent myocardial infarction (MI) in patients with prior heart attacks, reports
Acute chest pain, acute coronary syndrome, acute myocardial infarction and bronchospastic conditions are discussed.
AHA scientific statement addresses myocardial infarction in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease
Clinicians often believe that acute myocardial infarction (MI) cannot be present in patients without obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), which is not the case, the statement said. ... consider a working diagnosis of MINOCA only in patients whose
The new Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction (MI), published in August, introduced the term “myocardial injury,” defined as an elevated troponin value above the 99th percentile upper reference limit (URL). ... Q: I know the Sepsis-2
Among chest-pain patients with no new ischemia on an electrocardiogram (EKG) and troponin T below 0.005 µg/L, only 0.5% had an acute myocardial infarction during hospitalization and ... A single measurement of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T and an
Myocardial infarction in women, managing candidiasis. Cardiovascular disease is an “equal-opportunity killer” of men and women, but physicians should be particularly aware of how acute myocardial infarction (MI) affects women
A risk score that predicts patients' risk of readmission after acute myocardial infarction was recently developed using the National Cardiovascular Data Registry. ... The cohort study included 86,849 Medicare beneficiaries with a primary diagnosis of
When further evaluation indicates whether the pain is due to unstable angina or myocardial infarction (MI), physicians often continue to use “acute coronary syndrome,” an all-inclusive term. ... According to an expert consensus document published by
The American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines released its 2013 guideline on managing ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) last week. ... It offers recommendations in the
Measure of the month: Coronary artery disease.