A 55-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease reports having some mild chest pain.
Among current drinkers without previous diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, the threshold for lowest risk of all-cause mortality is about 100 g of alcohol consumed per week.
Medicare patients with ED visits pertaining to imminent ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms, stroke, acute myocardial infarctions, or other cardiovascular relating events are very likely to be diagnosed prior to hospital discharge.
Large changes in temperature are associated with increased risk of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
Migraines are linked to cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction, VTE, and stroke.
In a self-controlled case series, patients were observed to have increased incidence of hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction within seven-days of respiratory virus detection.
Use of PPIs was associated with increased risks of first -time ischemic stroke and MI, particularly among long -term users and at high doses.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, valvular heart disease, and dilated cardiomyopathy are among the most common causes.
Patients who discontinued aspirin use experience a higher risk of cardiovascular events.
Researchers also observed no difference in 30-day mortality rates between patients in the ICU and those who received regular inpatient care in another hospital unit.
A longer period between P2Y12 inhibitor administration and primary percutaneous coronary intervention improves coronary reperfusion.
NSAID use during ARI was associated with a 3.4-fold increased risk of AMI compared with 2.7-fold increased risk without NSAID use.
Levonorgestrel, low-dose estrogen associated with lower risk for adverse vascular events among oral contraceptivesJune 04, 2016
Compared with other estrogen doses and progestogen types, low-dose estrogen with levonorgestrel had a decreased risk of adverse events.
A clinician turns away a man looking for assistance before a walk-in clinic is open for the day.
Women and men experience different symptoms, risks, and outcomes of myocardial infarction.
Although pioglitazone decreased the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction in this population, it elevated the risk of weight gain, edema, and bone fracture.
Risk of stroke and myocardial infarction may be more than double in the first week following a shingles diagnosis in elderly patients.
Stroke risk increased for three months immediately following a shingles diagnosis, with a two-fold risk during the first week.
Both women and young patients are often unaware that they have modifiable cardiac risk factors.
A staggering number of Americans suffer silent myocardial infarctions, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
In a clinical trial, researchers found that patients who received a lower dose of beta-blockers demonstrated decreases in mortality as high as 25%.
Smokers who quit within a year after acute myocardial infarction had intermediate levels of chest pain and mental health that were similar to those who had never smoked.
Vast majority who have normal cardiac test results are in no immediate danger, researchers say.
The enalapril-folic acid group had reduced risk of first ischemic stroke and composite cardiovascular events consisting of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and stroke.
Coronary heart disease coupled with depression and stress significantly increases the risk for heart attack and death.
Younger patients received either incorrect or no information regarding sexual activity after an acute myocardial infarction.
Although data suggests low-dose aspirin offers similar results without the risk of bleeding, high-dose aspirin is still more commonly prescribed.
Clinicians should be aware of gender differences in symptom presentation when caring for patients with heart attack.