Tag: acute myocardial infarction

South Asian Ancestry Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Individuals of South Asian ancestry face twice the risk of heart disease, compared with individuals of European descent, yet existing risk calculators fail to account...

Target-Lesion Failure Reduced After MI With Biodegradable Stent

For a primary composite target-lesion failure outcome, a biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent showed superiority at 2 years over a durable polymer everolimus-eluting stent in patients...

New Light Cast on Type-2 MI Aims to Sharpen Diagnosis, Therapy

The hospital and post-discharge course of patients diagnosed with type-2 myocardial infarction (MI), triggered when myocardial oxygen demand outstrips supply, differs in telling ways from...

ACEIs, ARBs Safe to Continue in COVID-19: Trial Published

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The BRACE-CORONA trial ― the first randomized trial to address the...

Sickle-Cell Trait May Not Independently Elevate CHD Risk

African Americans with sickle-cell trait (SCT), that is, who are heterozygous for the sickle-cell gene variant, don’t as a result necessarily have an elevated risk...

NETs a Possible Therapeutic Target for COVID-19 Thrombosis?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers in Madrid may have found a clue to the pathogenesis...

Incidence of Stroke, But Not MI, Increasing in Young People

Although the incidence of stroke is increasing steadily among young adults, the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains stable, a new analysis suggests. This...

Study Questions Routine Long-term Beta-Blocker Post MI

Current American and European guidelines recommending long-term beta-blocker therapy following an acute MI appear to be obsolete in the modern reperfusion era, suggests an analysis...

Breathing Enriched Oxygen May Improve Major Depression

Breathing enriched oxygen on a nightly basis may lead to clinically meaningful symptomatic improvement in mild to moderate major depression, new research suggests. Dr R....

REALITY Trial Supports Restrictive Transfusion in Anemic MI

A restrictive blood transfusion strategy in myocardial infarction patients with anemia proved safe, significantly less costly, and at least as effective as the standard liberal...

CMS Teams With ACC to Make Quality Measures More Relevant

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has partnered with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to include several National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR)...

All NSAIDs Raise Post-MI Risk but Some Are Safer: Next Chapter

Patients on antithrombotics after an acute myocardial infarction (MI) will face a greater risk for bleeding and secondary cardiovascular (CV) events if they start taking...

No LV Benefit in Subclinical Hypothyroidism With MI

For patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and mild subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), treatment with levothyroxine does not improve left ventricular function, according to results of...

Bundled Payments Tied to Reduced Spending With Less Skilled Nursing Utilization

(Reuters Health) – Medicare bundled payments for acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and pneumonia are associated with reduced spending and...

As Visits for AMI Drop During Pandemic, Deaths Rise

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The drastic drop in admissions for acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) during...

Amal Mattu on COVID-19 and Matters of the Heart

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 08, 2020 — COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has produced morbidity...

Smart Technology Gains Traction in Post-MI Care

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 22, 2020 — Using a set of four smartphone-enabled monitoring devices to follow patients after an acute...

Consensus Recommendations on AMI Management During COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 22, 2020 — A consensus statement from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American College...

Signature STEMI Sign May Be Less Diagnostic in the COVID-19 Age

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The signature electrocardiographic sign indicating ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) may be...

ACC National Watchman Registry Reports Impressive Safety

Early results from the massive National Cardiovascular Data Registry Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Registry indicate that the rollout of the Watchman device into routine clinical...