Heart Trouble Can Speed Brain Decline, Study Says

Nearly 6% of people in the study had a heart attack otrdeveloped angina (chest pain). The researchers found that all the people who developed heart trouble displayed a faster decline in their mental function at the same time.
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Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
These 2 serial ECGs were texted to me recently.  They were recorded 12 minutes apart:" Hey Steve, 30-something with one week of chest pain, mostly right-sided, better with sitting up. " :What do you think?QTc's were 330 ms and 373 msThis is what I texted back:These look like they are a very pronounced case ofBenign T-wave Inversion.  I do not think this is acute occlusion myocardial infarction (OMI).  Get an emergent contrast echocardiogram.p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica}These are reasons why it does not look like OMI: 1. flat ST segment in V42. huge R-wave ...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
We report a 22 year old male who was admitted to our hospital with alleged history of consumption of monocrotophos poison and had presented with chest pain. His electrocardiogram (ECG) had showed ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and troponins were elevated. He also had low cholinesterase levels and was treated with pralidoxime and atropine and his condition improved. Cardiac catheterization showed patent coronaries. Acute coronary syndrome is a rare manifestation of organophosphorus compound (OPC) poisoning. The current case and subsequent review of literature tells us the need for close cardiac monitoring of all...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
ConclusionBoth the coronary artery and circulating IL-32 levels were increased in CAD patients and IL-32 may be a marker of noninvasive diagnosis of CAD.
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The review found no placebo-or sham-controlled trials of surgery in participants with symptomatic mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis. There was low quality evidence that there may be no evidence of a difference between arthroscopic partial meniscectomy surgery and a home exercise program for the treatment of this condition. Similarly, low-quality evidence from a few small trials indicates there may not be any benefit of arthroscopic surgery over other non-surgical treatments including saline irrigation and hyaluronic acid injection, or one type of surgery over another. We are uncertain of the risk of adverse...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become porous (less dense) and weaker. It affects 10 million people in the United States: approximately eight million women and two million men. As bone weakens, people are more likely to experience fractures, especially in the spine, hip, and forearm. This causes pain, diminishes a person’s ability to function, and reduces quality of life. Anything that can lower the risk of osteoporosis and fractures has major positive public health implications. That’s why a new drug called romosozumab is getting a lot of attention. Which medications can help treat osteoporosis? The...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Bones and joints Menopause Osteoporosis Women's Health Source Type: blogs
I awoke in the morning and discovered a text with this ECG that was sent 6 hours prior by a former resident:" 60 year old with classic chest pain.  The cath lab is occupied for the next 90 minutes.  Cards says " not a STEMI " .  Thinking of giving lytics. "What do you think?What do you do?I texted back: " Sorry for delay!  Was sleeping.  This is OMI!!  Did you give lytics?  Proximal LAD.  Great catch! "There is 0.5 mm of ST Elevation in V3-V6.  The T-wave in V4 is far too large for the QRS.  The LAD occlusion formula would be very high due to t...
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AbstractBackgroundAssessment of myocardial viability is often needed in patients with chest pain and reduced ejection fraction. We evaluated the performance of reduced resting MBF, perfusable tissue fraction (PTF), and perfusable tissue index (PTI) in the assessment of myocardial viability in a pig model of myocardial infarction (MI).Methods and resultsPigs underwent resting [15O]water PET perfusion study 12 weeks after surgical (n = 16) or 2 weeks after catheter-based (n = 4) occlusion of the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery. MBF, PTF, and PTI were compared with volume fraction of MI in matched segments a...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
By HANS DUVEFELT, MD The receptionist interrupted me in the middle of my dictation. “There’s a woman and her husband at the front desk. She’s already been seen by Dr. Kim for chest pain, but refuses to leave and her husband seems really agitated. They’re demanding to speak with you.” I didn’t take the time to look up the woman’s chart. This could be a medical emergency, I figured. Something may have developed in just the last few minutes. I hurried down the hall and unlocked the door to the lobby. I had already noticed the man and the woman standing at the glassed-in re...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Hospitals Medical Practice Physicians Emergency Medicine Security Source Type: blogs
Recent evidence suggests plaque morphology evaluated on coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has prognostic implications. East Asians have a lower prevalence of myocardial infarction and cardiovascular mortality compared with European-origin Caucasians. We aimed to compare coronary atherosclerotic burden and plaque composition in a matched cohort of Caucasian and East Asians patients with stable chest pain who underwent CTA. Two-hundred symptomatic patients (age 58.8 ±7.9, male 51%) were matched for age, gender, body mass index (BMI) and diabetes (100 each ethnic group).
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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