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Silent Myocardial Infarction Linked to Heart Failure Risk

Silent and clinically manifested MI both correlated with future risk of heart failure in adjusted models
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

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This study will inform care providers whether quality of care can be improved by an integrated care concept providing telemedicine through a round-the-clock call center approach. We expect that cost of the NICC will be lower than standard care because of reduced hospitalizations. If the study has a positive result, NICC is planned to be immediately rolled out in the federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and other federal states in Germany. The trial will also guide additional research to disentangle the effects of this complex intervention.Trial registrationDRKS, ID:DRKS00013124. Registered on 5 October 2017;Clinical...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The shortening of sarcomeres that co-ordinates the pump function of the heart is stimulated by electrically-mediated increases in [Ca2+]. This process of excitation-contraction coupling (ECC) is subject to modulation by neurohormonal mediators that tune the output of the heart to meet the needs of the organism. Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a potent modulator of cardiac function with effects on contraction amplitude, chronotropy and automaticity. The actions of ET-1 are evident during normal adaptive physiological responses and increased under pathophysiological conditions, such as following myocardial infarction and during heart...
Source: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology - Category: Cytology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions In contemporary U.S. practice, high-risk clinical characteristics were associated with lower use of early angiography in NSTEMI patients; hospital-level use of early angiography varied widely despite few differences in case mix. Hospitals that most commonly utilized early angiography also had higher quality-of-care metrics, highlighting the need for improved NSTEMI guideline adherence.
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Focus on Care Delivery and Outcomes Source Type: research
Authors: de Gregorio C Abstract Regardless of advances in medical and interventional treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD), a limited number of patients attend a cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programme on a regular basis. Due to modern therapies more individuals will be surviving an acute cardiovascular event, but the expected burden of chronic heart failure will be increasing worldwide.However, both in high- and low-income countries, secondary prevention after an acute myocardial infarction or stroke has been implemented in less than a half of eligible patients.Combined interventions are still needed to reduce d...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Conclusions A culture of patient safety was facilitated by a registered nurse transitions coach through consistent communication and flow of patient information during patient hand offs across the care continuum. More than 1000 patients are already admitted to the next iteration of the TRACS program, resulting in a sustainable enterprise.
Source: Journal of Patient Safety - Category: Health Management Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
Discussion, we all know why they performed this study, what they expected it to show, and how it will be cited for years to come. It demonstrates an association between morphine and worse outcomes in patients with ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI). I don’t know why everyone has been ganging up on poor old morphine for acute coronary syndrome (ACS)—maybe because it’s been beloved by so many for so long—but while I may not be able to empathize with the hardships of being popular, I sympathize with the hate it’s been receiving and hope to offer some exculpation.   How did we g...
Source: EMS 12-Lead - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion Since the introduction of 4-fluoroamphetamine to the Dutch drug market in 2007, its use continues to increase, possibly because users perceive it as “ecstasy light” and thus relatively safe. However, the proportion of patients with severe toxicity after 4-fluoroamphetamine use is relatively large in our study population. Therefore, users should be warned about the risks of 4-fluoroamphetamine.
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions These results suggest that FM reduced the AF inducibility after MI by improving the left atrial conduction function via inhibiting left atrial fibrosis and increasing the expression of connexin, indicating its benefit in preventing the MI-induced vulnerable substrate for AF.
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Known-DM was associated with a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular events after AMI, while new-DM had a similar risk of cardiac events as that noted for non-DM. There were different cardiovascular outcomes according to diabetes status in patients with AMI. PMID: 29441746 [PubMed]
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
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