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EKG and high-sensitivity troponin T may rule out myocardial infarction

Among chest-pain patients with no new ischemia on an electrocardiogram (EKG) and troponin T below 0.005 µg/L, only 0.5% had an acute myocardial infarction during hospitalization and ... A single measurement of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T and an
April 2017

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Myocardial infarction in women, managing candidiasis. Cardiovascular disease is an “equal-opportunity killer” of men and women, but physicians should be particularly aware of how acute myocardial infarction (MI) affects women
April 2016

Antibiotics for COPD, shock after MI, and more

For patients with cardiogenic shock after acute myocardial infarction, epinephrine was associated with similar effects on arterial pressure and cardiac index as norepinephrine but a higher incidence of refractory shock, a ... The trial included 57
December 2018

Beta-blockers, antibiotic algorithm, and more

Factors present at admission can predict length of stay and need for postacute care among patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI), a recent study found. ... The study was limited by the possibility of reverse causation bias, although, to combat
April 2019


In Canada, readmission rates and postdischarge mortality have declined among patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction or heart failure in recent years, a recent analysis found. ... When standardized for age and sex, overall hospitalization
February 2020

Validity of hospital rankings for MI, readmissions

Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. Hospital rankings based on myocardial infarction (MI) mortality rates only for older patients may not be applicable to all patients, according to a recent study.
January 2018


An observational study found that elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) who had an average systolic blood pressure (SBP) below 125 mm Hg in the first 48 hours after admission ... Elderly patients who have low systolic blood pressure (SBP)
March 2020

MKSAP quiz on end-of-life care

Her chest pain, T-wave inversions in the lateral leads of the electrocardiogram, and elevated cardiac biomarkers are consistent with a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). ... Randomized trials have shown a benefit of low-molecular-weight
December 2013

Documentation of medical necessity

However, Medicare and other payers insist that many of these patients can be observed for 24 hours to have rate control achieved and myocardial infarction ruled out if necessary and can
November 2012

Veterans Health Administration hospitals outperformed other facilities on mortality, safety measures

They identified 15 outcome measures reported by both VHA and non-VHA hospitals, which included 30-day risk-adjusted mortality rates for acute myocardial infarction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure,
December 2018

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