Inpatient Mortality and 30-Day Readmission Rates Associated with Troponin Testing in Patients without Acute Myocardial Infarction.

CONCLUSIONS: A higher inpatient mortality and 30-day readmission rates were found in patients with type 2 AMI compared to type 1 AMI group. PMID: 32060044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Medicine and Research - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clin Med Res Source Type: research

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Based on reports from China, we know that most COVID-19 patients (about 80%) will develop mild flulike symptoms, including fever, dry cough, and body aches that can be managed at home. 20% will develop more serious symptoms, such as pneumonia requiring hospitalization, with about a quarter of these requiring ICU-level care. Initial reports focused on the respiratory effects of COVID-19, such as pneumonia and difficulty breathing. But more recent literature has described serious cardiovascular complications occurring in about 10% to 20% of hospitalized patients. Someone with pre-existing heart disease who becomes ill with C...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Heart Health Hypertension and Stroke Infectious diseases Source Type: blogs
Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) is increasingly utilized in the setting of cardiogenic shock to provide hemodyamic and respiratory support to the acutely decompensating patient. Common scenarios include cardiogenic shock following acute myocardial infarction, acute exacerbation of chronic congestive heart failure, myocarditis, and postcardiotomy shock among others.1 This extremely aggressive therapy can be life-saving when appropriately applied, but inappropriate use can lead to unnecessary prolongation of patient and family suffering and significant costs and resource utilization.
Source: Heart and Lung - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
You may have already heard the term “insulin resistance,” as it has been widely discussed by doctors and the media. But did you know that you can reduce or reverse it in the vast majority of people? Insulin resistance, i.e., the inability of the body’s cells, especially liver, muscle, and brain, to respond to insulin and allow blood sugar to enter cells, drives numerous abnormal health conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, fatty liver, Alzheimer’s dementia, and cancer. It is therefore a driving force behind so many modern and common chronic health conditions. Yo...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Open can belly fat can insulin resistance be reversed lose weight reduce belly fat reverse inflammation visceral fat wheat belly Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Low ASMI is independently associated with poor outcome in patients with STEMI. PMID: 32132340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
There are over 36 million medical hospitalizations each year in the United States, with the majority being for acute medical illness.1 Cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, stroke and myocardial infarction are some of the most common indications for hospitalization and are additionally risk factors for venous thromboembolism.2 With over 900,000 patients suffering from venous thromboembolism each year, excess thrombosis causes a large medical and financial burden to patients and the health care system.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Research Study Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This pharmacist-led transitional care intervention was associated with significantly decreased inpatient readmissions. The analysis indicates that pharmacist interventions can significantly reduce 30-day readmissions for high-risk populations and 90-day readmissions in patients with CHF. PMID: 32086512 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy : AJHP - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Am J Health Syst Pharm Source Type: research
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
AbstractTo investigate the potential effect of intracoronary administration of the glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor tirofiban on the microvascular obstruction (MVO) assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging compared to the intravenous route in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Two hundred eight patients were randomized into two groups (tirofiban i.v. and tirofiban i.c.). CMR was completed within 3 –7 days after ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction. One hundred thirty-two patients had a follow-up CMR at 6 mont...
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This study enrolled an institutional consecutive surgical series of 24 patients with refractory congestive heart failure under peripheral ECLS, related to fulminant myocarditis (n = 15), dilated cardiomyopathy (n = 5), or acute myocardial infarction (n = 4). They were converted to central Y-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO,n = 6), extracorporeal ventricular assist device (EC-VAD,n = 12), or pump catheter (n = 6), dependent upon the degree of multiorgan failure. Despite the different degree of multiorgan failure prior to the convers...
Source: Journal of Artificial Organs - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
Discussion of the Evolutionary Genetics of Aging Thymic Involution Contributes to Immunosenescence and Inflammaging The Potential for Exosome Therapies to Treat Sarcopenia Correlations of Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number and Epigenetic Age Measures Evidence for PASK Deficiency to Reduce the Impact of Aging in Mice The Aging Retina, a Mirror of the Aging Brain Evidence for Loss of Capillary Density to be Important in Heart Disease Aspects of Immune System Aging Proceed More Rapidly in Men Deacetylation of the NLRP3 Inflammasome as a Way to Control Chronic Inflammation Transplantation of Senescent Cells is an ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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