Comparison of long-term mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction associated with or without sepsis

In conclusion, sepsis significantly increased the mortality risk of patients after first AMI. PCI may improve the long-term survival of patients in comparison to those managed conservatively.
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Authors: Buccheri S, Capodanno D, James S, Angiolillo DJ Abstract Introduction: Potent platelet inhibition reduces the risk of thrombotic complications including myocardial infarction and death in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Targeting different pathways involved in thrombotic processes have synergistic effects and more effectively counteract thrombosis both in the acute and long-term following an ACS. Unavoidably, more potent platelet inhibition increases the risk of bleeding. In light of the adverse prognostic implications associated with bleeding, including increased mortality, safety aspects wit...
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Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Biosensors and BioelectronicsAuthor(s): Wei Yin Lim, Choon-Hian Goh, T. Malathi Thevarajah, Boon Tong Goh, Sook Mei KhorAbstractRecently, surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has attracted much attention in medical diagnosis applications owing to better detection sensitivity and lower limit of detection (LOD) than colorimetric detection. In this paper, a novel calibration-free SERS−based μPAD with multi-reaction zones for simultaneous quantitative detection of multiple cardiac biomarkers — GPBB, CK−MB and cTnT for early diagnosis and prognos...
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Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Oleksandr Khoma, Miho Mugino, Gregory L. FalkAbstractPatients with giant hiatal hernia (GHH) are often symptomatic and have significantly reduced quality of life (QoL). Advanced age is a predictor of increased morbidity and mortality in open hiatal surgery, however, outcomes of laparoscopic surgery in patients over the age of 80 are limited to case reports and small case series.Data was extracted from a prospectively maintained database. Consecutive patients over the age of 80 with GHH that have undergone surgery were included. Peri-operative m...
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We created a translational model of chronic heart failure in rats that developed in 3 months after reproducing experimental anterior transmural myocardial infarction. The model simulated the basic clinicodiagnostic criteria of this disease: impaired contractility and dilatation of heart ventricles, signs of venous congestion, elevated plasma content of biochemical markers, and abnormal overexpression of AT1aR and β-adrenoceptors.
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Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Journal of the American College of RadiologyAuthor(s): Cindy Yuan, Kirti Kulkarni, Brittany Z. DashevskyAbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the impact of comorbid conditions and age on mammography use.MethodsWe used data from the 2011 to 2015 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, which contained records for 40,752 women over the age of 40. Use was defined as a mammogram within the previous 1 or 2 years, analyzed separately. A logit model was employed to evaluate associations between use and comorbidities and age. Statistical significance was defined by a P value
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(Reuters Health) - Women who go through menopause earlier in life may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke before they reach age 60 than their counterparts who go through menopause later on, a recent study suggests.
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Authors: Jeong MJ, Kwon H, Kim MJ, Han Y, Kwon TW, Cho YP Abstract Purpose: We aimed to compare clinical outcomes after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) between Korean patients with and without severe contralateral extracranial carotid stenosis or occlusion (SCSO). Methods: Between January 2004 and December 2014, a total of 661 patients who underwent 731 CEAs were stratified by SCSO (non-SCSO and SCSO groups) and analyzed retrospectively. The study outcomes included the occurrence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), defined as stroke or myocardial infarction, and all-cause mortality during the perioperat...
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