A Decade of Progress in Regional ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Systems of Care: A Tale of Two Cities.

This article takes an in-depth look at two of the earliest STEMI systems within the United States: the Minneapolis Heart Institute and the Los Angeles County STEMI receiving network. PMID: 27667375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Rev Cardiovasc Med Source Type: research

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Publication date: January 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 1Author(s): Noam Fink, Eugenia Nikolsky, Abid Assali, Oz Shapira, Yigal Kassif, Yaron D. Barac, Ariel Finkelstein, Amnon Eitan, Haim Danenberg, Doron Zahger, Gideon Sahar, Shaul Atar, Ehud Raanani, Gil Bolotin, Ilan Goldenberg, Amit SegevBackgroundWe sought to assess real-world implementation of the guidelines in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) using a prospective national registry in Israel.MethodsAll consecutive patients with left main or 2- to 3-vessel CAD involving the proximal or mid left anterior descending...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Background: The role of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) in the follow-up of asymptomatic patients after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is not established. Objectives: To evaluate the prognostic value and clinical use of MPS in asymptomatic patients after PCI. Methods: Patients who underwent MPS consecutively between 2008 and 2012 after PCI were selected. The MPS were classified as normal and abnormal, the perfusion scores, summed stress score (SSS), and summed difference score (SDS) were calculated and converted into percentage of total perfusion defect and ischemic defect. The follow-up was unde...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Abstract Background: The role of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) in the follow-up of asymptomatic patients after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is not established. Objectives: To evaluate the prognostic value and clinical use of MPS in asymptomatic patients after PCI. Methods: Patients who underwent MPS consecutively between 2008 and 2012 after PCI were selected. The MPS were classified as normal and abnormal, the perfusion scores, summed stress score (SSS), and summed difference score (SDS) were calculated and converted into percentage of total perfusion defect and ischemic defect. The follow-up was unde...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Platelet count after pPCI was significantly associated with the development of LVA in anterior STEMI patients and may be available for early risk stratification of future LVA formation. PMID: 29313561 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: Kardiologia Polska - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Bifurcation treatment with a single dedicated bifurcation stent (BiOSS LIM C®) is feasible and highly successful (100% implantation success rate). The short-term clinical outcomes are very promising, also in distal left main stenosis. The 12-month observations are pending. PMID: 29192951 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: Kardiologia Polska - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research
In the era of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI), the incidence of post-cardiac injury syndrome (PCIS) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) following PPCI has become less common. H...
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Background Elevated neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an indirect marker of inflammation, and is associated with adverse clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of NLR to predict procedural adverse events is patients who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Patients and methods Consecutive patients with STEMI who underwent primary PCI were divided into low and high NLR, whereas high was defined as an NLR value above 75° percentile (≥9.45). The occurrence of procedural complications...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - Category: Cardiology Tags: Myocardial Infarction Source Type: research
Objectives Coronary bifurcations are common in daily practice of percutaneous coronary intervention and remain one of the most challenging lesions, but it is still unknown how characteristics, treatment strategy, and outcomes have changed over the last decade of drug-eluting stents (DES) era. We evaluated characteristics of treatment pattern and outcomes for patients with bifurcation disease over time in real-world clinical practice. Patients and methods A total of 7282 patients with coronary bifurcation lesions were pooled from the Interventional Cardiology Research Incorporation Society-Drug-Eluting Stents registry ...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - Category: Cardiology Tags: Coronary Intervention Source Type: research
Conclusion Blood type A was found as a risk factor for MI. Higher arachidonic acid-induced aggregation in group O and higher PRI in group A against aspirin and P2Y12 inhibitor treatment, respectively, may suggest alternative antiplatelet therapies for PRs with these blood types.
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - Category: Cardiology Tags: Coronary Intervention Source Type: research
We describe herein an unusual case of complete rupture of the posterior papillary muscle occurring immediately after the development of MI.
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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