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Racial gap narrows in heart attack deaths

The data from the University of Iowa show black patients now have a 21.4 percent chance of surviving, compared to whites' 23.2 percent. That is up from 11 percent and 16 percent in 2000.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Researchers from the University Heart Center in Hamburg found men are more likely to suffer from an irregular, abnormally fast heartbeat at a younger age, which increases their risk of a heart attack.
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Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiology MCQ Source Type: blogs
Authors: Arrieta A, Blackwood EA, Glembotski CC Abstract Cardiac myocytes are the cells responsible for the robust ability of the heart to pump blood throughout the circulatory system. Cardiac myocytes grow in response to a variety of physiological and pathological conditions; this growth challenges endoplasmic reticulum-protein quality control (ER-PQC), a major feature of which includes the unfolded protein response (UPR). ER-PQC and the UPR in cardiac myocytes growing under physiological conditions, including normal development, exercise, and pregnancy, are sufficient to support hypertrophic growth of each cardia...
Source: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Curr Top Microbiol Immunol Source Type: research
ConclusionNoncontrast native T1 mapping can accurately determine acute and chronic infarct areas as well as conventional LGE imaging; however, it cannot distinguish acute from chronic MI.Level of Evidence: 1Technical Efficacy: Stage 2J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2017.
Source: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
This study sought to compare clinical outcomes in a contemporary acute coronary syndrome (ACS) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) cohort stratified by chronic kidney disease (CKD) status. Background Patients with CKD exhibit high risks for both thrombotic and bleeding events, thus complicating decision making regarding antiplatelet therapy in the setting of ACS. Methods The PROMETHEUS study was a multicenter observational study comparing outcomes with prasugrel versus clopidogrel in ACS PCI patients. Major adverse cardiac events (MACE) at 90 days and at 1 year were defined as a composite of death, myocardial infarc...
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Coronary Source Type: research
Conclusions This first-in-human study showed excellent procedural success for the Virtue sirolimus-eluting angioplasty balloon, 6-month LLL rates in line with current stent-free ISR treatment options, and clinical outcomes that warrant further evaluation in dedicated randomized studies.
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Coronary Source Type: research
Conclusions Patients with CKD or ESRD have worse in-hospital outcomes after TAVR. AKI is associated with higher in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing TAVR and the incidence of AKI has not declined over the years.
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Structural Source Type: research
We report a case of 56‐year‐old man with old extensive anterior myocardial infarction and left bundle branch block (masked each other). The recurrent myocardial infarction indicated right bundle branch block and first‐degree atrioventricular block, making a clear diagnosis of complicated and interesting ECG.
Source: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Authors: C Moraes-Silva I, Rodrigues B, J Coelho-Junior H, Feriani DJ, Irigoyen MC Abstract In 2016, cardiovascular disease remains the first cause of mortality worldwide [1]. Coronary artery disease, which is the most important precursor of myocardial infarction (MI), is the main component of total cardiovascular mortality, being responsible for approximately seven million of deaths [1]. In approximately 20% of infarcted patients, MI is recurrent in the first year after the event [2]. Moreover, among cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease accounts for the most increased index of life years lost due to mor...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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