Tag: myocardial infarction (MI)

1. Clopidogrel monotherapy reduced long-term rates of all-cause mortality, non-fatal myocardial infarction, and stroke after drug-eluting stent placement compared with aspirin monotherapy. 2. The superiority of clopidogrel was seen for both thrombotic and bleeding endpoints and was consistent across demographic groups. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)  Study Rundown: Patients who receive percutaneous...
1. Rate of age-related memory decline did not significantly differ when comparing individuals over the age of 65 who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) versus coronary artery bypass grafting. 2. Coronary artery bypass grafting that involved the use of a cardiopulmonary bypass pump was associated with a greater rate of...
1. Guided selection of antiplatelet therapy reduced rates of major adverse cardiovascular event rates compared to standard therapy. 2. Guided selection strategy was beneficial for both escalation and de-escalation of standard therapy, balancing patient-dependent ischemic and bleeding risks.  Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
1. Patients without standard modifiable cardiovascular risk factors (SMuRFs) had a significantly higher all-cause mortality at 30 days after first presentation of STEMI. 2. Patients without SMuRFs were significantly less likely to receive statins, ACEIs, ARBs, or beta-blockers at discharge.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Standard modifiable cardiovascular risk factors...
1. In individuals aged 70-100 years, there was a significantly increased risk of myocardial infarction and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease for every 1.0 mmol/L increase in LDL cholesterol. 2. Individuals aged 80-100 years were found to have the lowest number needed to treat in 5 years to prevent one myocardial infarction. Evidence...
1. In patients with STEMI and multivessel coronary artery disease, those randomized to the complete revascularization group experienced lower rates of cardiovascular death or myocardial infarction (MI) at 3 years compared to patients who were randomized to the culprit-lesion-only percutaneous coronary intervention group. 2. Both groups experienced similar rates of...
1. In patients with STEMI and multivessel coronary artery disease, those randomized to the complete revascularization group experienced lower rates of cardiovascular death or myocardial infarction (MI) at 3 years compared to patients who were randomized to the culprit-lesion-only percutaneous coronary intervention group. 2. Both groups experienced similar rates of...
1. In this retrospective cohort study of adults under age 50 with myocardial infarction, 9% met criteria for definite or probable familial hypercholesterolemia, which is roughly 20x the prevalence in the general American population. 2. Only about two-thirds of patients with familial hypercholesterolemia and myocardial infarction were discharged on high...