A new early rule-out pathway for myocardial infarction (MI) may rule out more patients on presentation and miss fewer index or recurrent MI cases than the rule-out pathway recommended ... At presentation, 216 patients had troponin concentrations above
T]he long-term consequences of such recommendations are unclear,” they wrote. A single measurement of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T and an electrocardiogram (EKG) may rule out acute myocardial infarction ... The latter were defined as stroke or
Adherence to medications after myocardial infarction (MI) in patients with cardiovascular disease may be affected by variation in pill appearance, according to a new study.
Inpatients that were treated using an electronic order set for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) received more evidence-based care and had better outcomes, a new study found.
For example, a substantial body of research shows that rates of hospital admission for myocardial infarction decrease following the passage of a state or local law banning smoking in work sites,
The top five causes for readmission were heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute myocardial infarction, pneumonia, and atrial fibrillation or flutter.
Patients' mean age at death was 69 years. The most common causes of death as listed on death certificates were atherosclerotic heart disease (13.6%), myocardial infarction (10.3%), and chronic
To determine the relationship between 30-day mortality and readmission rates, researchers studied Medicare beneficiaries admitted for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure or pneumonia from July 2005 to June 2008. ... Acute myocardial infarction (AMI
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the most effective treatment available for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). ... Association of rapid care process implementation on reperfusion times across multiple
The simplified risk score had 10 factors: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, age, body-mass index, previous PCI, chronic kidney disease, shock, cardiac arrest within 24 hours, female sex, hemoglobin, and ... C-indexes for five subgroups