AHA scientific statement addresses myocardial infarction in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease
Management of myocardial infarction in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease should include consideration of emergency supportive care, a working diagnosis for patient evaluation, cardioprotective therapies regardless of cause, and cause-targeted therapies, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
During influenza seasons from 2010 to 2014, a 5% monthly increase in influenza activity was associated with a 24% increase in heart failure hospitalizations within the same month.
Patients are at greatest risk of an unplanned readmission within seven days of discharge, with the majority of readmissions occurring within 30 days, researchers noted.
Twenty-six percent of patients and surrogates disagreed with clinicians about whether too much treatment was administered, while 10% disagreed about whether too little treatment was administered.