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
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
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
Factors present at admission can predict length of stay and need for postacute care among patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI), a recent study found. ... The study was limited by the possibility of reverse causation bias, although, to combat
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
A 55-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with a myocardial infarction. ... The patient had no known coronary risk factors prior to the myocardial infarction.
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
A new score for predicting inpatient mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was described and validated in a recent study. ... The risk factors identified in this study are substantially different from those considered in the TIMI
Measure of the month: Coronary artery disease.