Treatment Bias in Management of HIV Patients Admitted for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Does It Still Exist?

ConclusionIn this current analysis, we did not note any treatment bias or difference in the rate of in-hospital total mortality for HIV-seropositive patients presenting with AMI compared with the general population.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

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Yasada et  al (N Engl J Med 2019;381:1103, PMID 31475793) conducted a prospective randomized multicenter trial of 2236 patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass grafting more than 1 year earlier or who had angiographically confirmed coronary artery disease not requiring revascularization. Patients were randomized to monotherapy with rivaroxaban or combination therapy with rivaroxaban plus a single antiplatelet agent. The primary efficacy end point was a composite of stroke, systemic embolism, myocardial infarction, unstable ang ina requiring r...
Source: Heart Rhythm - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: EP News Source Type: research
ConclusionsAdvanced hybrid coronary revascularization at our institution was safely performed with excellent early outcomes, graft patency, and high achievement of complete or near-complete revascularization. Residual SYNTAX score might predict long-term ischemic events after hybrid coronary revascularization.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Advanced hybrid coronary revascularization at our institution was safely performed with excellent early outcomes, graft patency, and high achievement of complete or near-complete revascularization. Residual SYNTAX score might predict long-term ischemic events after hybrid coronary revascularization. PMID: 31604092 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 September 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Deepak L Bhatt, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Shamir R Mehta, Lawrence A Leiter, Tabassome Simon, Kim Fox, Claes Held, Marielle Andersson, Anders Himmelmann, Wilhelm Ridderstråle, Jersey Chen, Yang Song, Rafael Diaz, Shinya Goto, Stefan K James, Kausik K Ray, Alexander N Parkhomenko, Mikhail N Kosiborod, Darren K McGuire, Robert A HarringtonSummaryBackgroundPatients with stable coronary artery disease and diabetes with previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), particularly those with previous stenting, are at high risk of ischaemic even...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Post by Smith and MeyersSam Ghali (https://twitter.com/EM_RESUS) just asked me (Smith):" Steve, do left main coronary artery *occlusions* (actual ones with transmural ischemia) have ST Depression or ST Elevation in aVR? "Smith and Meyers answer:First, LM occlusion is uncommon in the ED because most of these die before they can get a 12-lead recorded.But if they do present:The very common presentation of diffuse STD with reciprocal STE in aVR is NOT left main occlusion, though it might be due to subtotal LM ACS, but is much more often due to non-ACS conditions, especially demand ischemia. ...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Conclusion The cost savings associated with a CCTA first strategy to evaluate chest pain were ~$1 200 244.10. For a self-insured health system such as the Chickasaw Nation, these are very important cost savings.
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - Category: Cardiology Tags: CT Angiography for CAD Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: LMCA-CTO-PCI is infrequent, is performed mostly in patients with prior coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and is associated with good procedural outcomes. PMID: 31257217 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
Authors: Hillerson D, Ogunbayo GO, Salih M, Misumida N, Abdel-Latif A, Smyth SS, Messerli AW Abstract OBJECTIVES: Patients with cirrhosis have increased bleeding risk due to coagulopathy and platelet sequestration, as well as inherent cardiovascular risk. We aim to assess the impact of cirrhosis on the revascularization rates and in-hospital outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: We queried the National Inpatient Sample Database from 2010 to 2014 and identified hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of AMI (n = 612,547); of these, a total of 3135 patients had a concomitant diag...
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
AbstractA The coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is common. Sometimes can be challenging. Here we present a 79 ‐year‐old man presented with unstable angina and simultaneous activelower gastrointestinal bleeding (hemoglobin level, 5.1 g/L) due to actinic rectitis after radiation therapy for prostate carcinoma performed 1 year previously. Coronary angiography showed marked stenosis of the left anterior d escending artery. Antiplatelet aggregation therapy, such as percutaneous coronary intervention or systemic heparin therapy for coronary artery bypass, was not feasible owing to the active rectal bleeding. Therefo...
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Abstract Patients with anomalous origin of a coronary artery during aortic valve replacement (AVR) are at risk of coronary compromise. Large case series are lacking. In this retrospective study, we review our experience with this condition. From August 2014 through June 2016, 8 adult patients (mean age, 74 ± 17.5 yr; age range, 33-86 yr; 5 men) with anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery underwent surgical or transcatheter AVR at our institution. Six patients had aortic stenosis; 2 had aortic insufficiency, one of whom had an associated aortic root aneurysm. In 7 patients, the left anomalous coronary ...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research
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