Tag: Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

1. In this retrospective analysis of patients 75-years or older with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and cardiogenic shock, use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was associated with lower in-hospital mortality. 2. The use of PCI for older patients with STEMI and shock increased during the study period. Evidence Rating Level: 2...
1. Among patients admitted for suspected acute coronary syndrome but discharged without a specific diagnosis, higher cardiac troponin levels were associated with elevated all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Cardiac troponin is one of the most commonly ordered lab tests in acute care facilities, and there...
1. After a median follow-up of 4.9 years, patients with elevated triglyceride levels despite statin use treated with icosapent ethyl had a lower risk of cardiovascular adverse events compared to patients in a placebo group. 2. Hospitalization for atrial fibrillation or flutter occurred in more patients treated with icosapent ethyl...
In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. 6- Versus 24-Month Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Implantation of Drug-Eluting Stents in Patients Nonresistant to Aspirin: The Randomized, Multicenter ITALIC Trial Current national society guidelines recommend 12 months of dual antiplatelet therapy...
Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? A heart attack occurs when one of the heart's coronary arteries is blocked suddenly, usually by a tiny blood clot (thrombus). The blood clot typically forms inside a coronary artery that already has been narrowed by atherosclerosis, a condition in which fatty deposits (plaques)...