Comparison of In-Hospital Clinical Outcomes of Acute Myocardial Infarction Between Nonagenarians and Octogenarians.

In conclusion, the in-hospital mortality of nonagenarians with AMI was comparable to that of octogenarians with AMI. In-hospital outcomes in nonagenarians with AMI may be acceptable as long as acute medical management including PCI to the culprit of AMI is performed. PMID: 31956138 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research

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Authors: Hakim SM, Elfawy DM, Elserwi HB, Saad MK Abstract INTRODUCTION: The aim of this review is to examine current evidence on value of new ST-segment or T-wave changes for prediction of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) after vascular surgery. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We searched PudMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library databases for studies examining the relation between new ST-segment elevation or depression or T-wave inversion and MACE following vascular surgery. MACE was defined as fatal or non-fatal myocardial infarction, cardiac death, unstable angina, cardiac arrest, congestive heart failure, ischemic pulm...
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Patients at HBR defined by the ARC-HBR criteria had a higher risk of BARC 3 or 5 bleeding as well as DOCE. The bleeding risk was related to its individual components. The ARC-HBR criteria was more sensitive to identify patients with future bleedings than other contemporary risk scores at the cost of specificity. PMID: 32065586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
DiscussionMTR and LGE showed agreement in infarct detection and localization in a swine model. Free-breathing 3D MTR maps are feasible in humans but high spatial variability was observed. Further clinical studies are warranted.
Source: Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
The Journal of the American Heart Association retracted a study that found an association between e-cigarette use and increased risk of having had a myocardial infarction.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
ConclusionThe final results of this study showed that there was no significant difference between the four study groups and arrhythmia status. Therefore, f-QRS was not introduced as an independent predictor of arrhythmia in patients with acute MI.
Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Hsin-Fu Lee, Yi-Hsin Chan, Pei-Ru Li, Jia-Rou Liu, Tze-Fan Chao, Lung-Sheng Wu, Shang-Hung Chang, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Chi-Tai Kuo, Lai-Chu See, Gregory Y.H. LipAbstractBackgroundEvidences of clinical outcomes for oral anticoagulants and antiplatelet treatment (APT) in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) are very limited.MethodsIn this nationwide retrospective cohort study collected from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, 1,223 AF patients with CLI taking DOACs, warfarin, or APT wer...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion CAS in maintenance hemodialysis patients may be feasible and effective for the prevention of stroke with proper case selection, appropriate technique and strict perioperative management. The most common causes of death during the follow-up of maintenance hemodialysis patients were diseases other than stroke. PMID: 32062623 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Background: The implementation of nonphysician-led exercise stress testing (EST) has increased over the last 30 years, with endorsement by many cardiovascular societies around the world. The comparable safety of nonphysician-led EST to physician-led studies has been demonstrated, with some studies also showing agreement in diagnostic preliminary interpretations. Objective: The study aim was to firstly confirm the safety of nonphysician-led EST in a large cohort and secondly compare the interobserver agreement and diagnostic accuracy of cardiac scientist and junior medical officer (JMO)-led EST reports to cardiology co...
Source: Critical Pathways in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the treatment of choice for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We aimed to compare 1-month major adverse cardiac events (MACE) of patients undergoing primary PCI between 2 routine-hour and off-hour working shifts. In this cross-sectional study, 1791 STEMI patients were retrospectively evaluated who underwent primary PCI. The patients were classified into 2 groups of routine and off-hour according to the PCI start time and date [495 patients (27.7%) in routine-hour group; 1296 patients (72.3%) in off-hour group]. Cardiovascular risk factor, angiograp...
Source: Critical Pathways in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Red cell distribution width (RDW) is an indirect marker of inflammation and an independent predictor of long-term mortality. The aim of this study was to determine RDW values in patients with ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) submitted to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and evaluate its association with adverse outcomes. We measured RDW in STEMI patients before undergoing primary PCI and divided into low and high RDW. Patients were followed up to 3 years after their discharge for the occurrence of in-hospital, 30-days, and long-term major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) and mortality. ...
Source: Critical Pathways in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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