Inpatient Echocardiography Use and Outcomes in Adult Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction

This cohort study uses a large multihospital database to evaluate the association between hospital rates of echocardiogram use and outcomes in adult patients with acute myocardial infarction.
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Our meta-analysis results revealed higher cardiovascular risk in OA patients. This highlights the importance of cardiovascular risk factor management in OA.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Yoshihiko Raita, Carlos A. Camargo, Mohammad Kamal Faridi, David F.M Brown, Yuichi J. Shimada, Kohei HasegawaAbstructBACKGROUNDPatients with asthma have a high incidence of acute myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke.OBJECTIVEWe aim to investigate the acute effect of asthma exacerbation on these cardiovascular events.METHODSUsing population-based inpatient data of three geographically-diverse U.S. states (Florida, Nebraska, and New York) during 2011-2014, we conducted a self-controlled case serie...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Most clinical characteristics were similar between the IgG4-related periaortitis/periarteritis and the non-vascular IgG4-related disease groups; however, serum C-reactive protein level elevation was observed only in the former. Although corticosteroid treatment was effective, this disease can be life-threatening secondary to myocardial infarction, aortic dissection, and aneurysmal rupture. Pre-treatment evaluation of stenosis or aneurysms is important for predicting progression of stenosis or aneurysm after corticosteroid treatment.
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Myocardial Infarction;   Acute Coronary Syndrome;   Coronary Artery Disease Intervention:   Radiation: Coronary angiogram Sponsors:   Yeditepe University;   Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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
WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- For about a year, Michael Feldman occasionally got a burning feeling in his chest. An antacid tablet usually resolved it, so he figured the cause was indigestion. On April 6, 2012, the...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
HEART ATTACK can strike suddenly and the consequences can be fatal. Lifestyle factors can raise the risk of developing heart disease and having a heart attack. Evidence suggests it could be linked to a common condition.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Brener SJ, Alapati V, Benson MM, Chan D, Cunn G, Khan S, Kutkut I, Narayanan CA, O'Laughlin JP, Sacchi TJ Abstract Dual-antiplatelet therapy is recommended for all patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), regardless of performance of revascularization. Ticagrelor (T) was shown to be superior to clopidogrel (C) in a large, randomized clinical trial, but data from real-world practice are lacking. We identified ACS patients from our institutional registry who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention and received one of the two drugs at hospital discharge based on physician preference. Among 1439 pati...
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
Authors: Alsadat N, Hyun K, D'Souza M, Chew D, Weaver J, Juergens C, Kritharides L, Hammett C, Brieger D Abstract BACKGROUND: Approximately 50% of patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have multivessel coronary disease (MVD). Evidence on the best PCI approach for these patients is conflicting. The aim of this study is to examine Australian data from the CONCORDANCE registry to describe the practice and outcomes of patients receiving multivessel vs culprit-only PCI. METHODS: Two cohorts were constructed from MVD-STEMI patients undergoi...
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
Authors: Deshwal R Abstract Dengue myocarditis masquerading as ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and was thrombolysed is being discussed. PMID: 31304720 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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