Tag: acute coronary syndromes

1. In patients with acute coronary syndrome, radial artery access for coronary angiography followed by percutaneous coronary intervention significantly decreased all-cause mortality and major bleeding, compared to femoral artery access. 2. The rates of myocardial infarction and stroke were not significantly different between radial and femoral artery access Evidence...
1. Based on data from a nationally representative sampling of emergency department (ED) visits, almost one in ten patients had cardiac biomarkers checked even when they had no symptoms suggestive of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). 2. Amongst those patients later admitted to the hospital from the ED, almost one-half...
Image: PD 1. There was no significant difference in the composite rate of death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or rehospitalization for angina in patients with acute coronary syndromes treated with early invasive versus selectively invasive strategies 2. Myocardial infarction was significantly more frequent in the early invasive management group but rehospitalization was...
Classics Series, Landmark Trials in Medicine
1. The addition of clopidogrel significantly reduced the risk of death from cardiovascular causes, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or other ischemic events in patients with ACS without ST elevation. 2. Adding clopidogrel is associated with significantly higher risk of major and minor bleeding, but not life-threatening bleeding. Original Date of Publication: August...