Myocardial Infarction

Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

Certain weather conditions are associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction.

High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome

High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome

Of TTS survivors, 11.9% readmitted within 30 days, with associated mortality of 3.5%.

2002 to 2014 Saw Hike in AMI Rate in Pregnancy, Puerperium

2002 to 2014 Saw Hike in AMI Rate in Pregnancy, Puerperium

Rate of acute myocardial infarction one per 12,400 for those hospitalized during pregnancy, puerperium.

Case Study: Cardiovascular Complications of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Case Study: Cardiovascular Complications of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

A 55-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease reports having some mild chest pain.

Study Finds Safe Alcohol Consumption Guidelines May Not Be Strict Enough

Study Finds Safe Alcohol Consumption Guidelines May Not Be Strict Enough

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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.

Undiagnosed CV events low for elderly patients in emergency department

Undiagnosed CV events low for elderly patients in emergency department

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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.

ACC: Changes in temperature linked to STEMI

ACC: Changes in temperature linked to STEMI

Large changes in temperature are associated with increased risk of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.

Migraine associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events

Migraine associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events

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Migraines are linked to cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction, VTE, and stroke.

Viral respiratory infections associated with increased risk of acute myocardial infarction

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.

PPI use associated with risk of stroke, myocardial infarction

PPI use associated with risk of stroke, myocardial infarction

Use of PPIs was associated with increased risks of first -time ischemic stroke and MI, particularly among long -term users and at high doses.

Preventing sudden death in young athletes

Preventing sudden death in young athletes

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, valvular heart disease, and dilated cardiomyopathy are among the most common causes.

Aspirin discontinuation increases risk of cardiovascular events

Aspirin discontinuation increases risk of cardiovascular events

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Patients who discontinued aspirin use experience a higher risk of cardiovascular events.

ICU may be overused for some patients with heart or lung disease

ICU may be overused for some patients with heart or lung disease

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.

Coronary reperfusion improved with longer time between antiplatelet therapy and PCI

Coronary reperfusion improved with longer time between antiplatelet therapy and PCI

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A longer period between P2Y12 inhibitor administration and primary percutaneous coronary intervention improves coronary reperfusion.

NSAID use for respiratory infection increases myocardial infarction risk

NSAID use for respiratory infection increases myocardial infarction risk

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 contraceptives

Levonorgestrel, low-dose estrogen associated with lower risk for adverse vascular events among oral contraceptives

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Compared with other estrogen doses and progestogen types, low-dose estrogen with levonorgestrel had a decreased risk of adverse events.

Heart attack misdiagnosed as heartburn

Heart attack misdiagnosed as heartburn

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A clinician turns away a man looking for assistance before a walk-in clinic is open for the day.

MI risks, symptoms different in women compared with men, per AHA

MI risks, symptoms different in women compared with men, per AHA

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Women and men experience different symptoms, risks, and outcomes of myocardial infarction.

Diabetes drug may lower risk of recurrent stroke, MI in insulin-resistant patients

Diabetes drug may lower risk of recurrent stroke, MI in insulin-resistant patients

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Although pioglitazone decreased the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction in this population, it elevated the risk of weight gain, edema, and bone fracture.

Shingles increases stroke, MI risk in elderly

Shingles increases stroke, MI risk in elderly

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Risk of stroke and myocardial infarction may be more than double in the first week following a shingles diagnosis in elderly patients.

Shingles increases stroke, myocardial infarction risk in the elderly

Shingles increases stroke, myocardial infarction risk in the elderly

Stroke risk increased for three months immediately following a shingles diagnosis, with a two-fold risk during the first week.

Young patients, women unaware of modifiable cardiac risk factors

Young patients, women unaware of modifiable cardiac risk factors

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Both women and young patients are often unaware that they have modifiable cardiac risk factors.

Americans experience high rates of undetected myocardial infarctions

Americans experience high rates of undetected myocardial infarctions

A staggering number of Americans suffer silent myocardial infarctions, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Low doses of beta-blockers effective for survival after heart attack

Low doses of beta-blockers effective for survival after heart attack

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In a clinical trial, researchers found that patients who received a lower dose of beta-blockers demonstrated decreases in mortality as high as 25%.

Benefits of
 quitting smoking after an MI

Benefits of
 quitting smoking after an MI

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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.

Routine admission may not be beneficial for adults with chest pain

Routine admission may not be beneficial for adults with chest pain

Vast majority who have normal cardiac test results are in no immediate danger, researchers say.

Enalapril plus folic acid linked to reduced stroke risk

Enalapril plus folic acid linked to reduced stroke risk

The enalapril-folic acid group had reduced risk of first ischemic stroke and composite cardiovascular events consisting of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and stroke.

Stress, depression up heart attack, mortality risk in heart disease

Stress, depression up heart attack, mortality risk in heart disease

Coronary heart disease coupled with depression and stress significantly increases the risk for heart attack and death.

Acute myocardial infarction patients not receiving sexual counseling

Acute myocardial infarction patients not receiving sexual counseling

Younger patients received either incorrect or no information regarding sexual activity after an acute myocardial infarction.

High-dose aspirin still prescribed after myocardial infarction

High-dose aspirin still prescribed after myocardial infarction

Although data suggests low-dose aspirin offers similar results without the risk of bleeding, high-dose aspirin is still more commonly prescribed.

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