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#1
Jonathan L Kwong, Garry Ross, Linda Turner, Chris Olynyk, Sheldon Cheskes, Adam Thurston, P Richard Verbeek
OBJECTIVE: Limited evidence supports primary care paramedic (PCP) direct transport of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The goal of this study was to evaluate an urban-based PCP STEMI bypass guideline. METHODS: We reviewed consecutive Toronto Paramedic Services call reports between April 7, 2015, and May 31, 2016, regarding STEMI patients identified by PCPs. The primary outcome was patient assignment (stable versus unstable) according to guideline criteria...
November 20, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150157/all-cause-mortality-following-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-12-year-follow-up-of-the-comprehensive-2002-new-zealand-acute-coronary-syndrome-audit
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Chris J Ellis, Greg D Gamble, Michael J A Williams, Phil Matsis, John M Elliott, Gerry Devlin, Stewart Mann, John K French, Harvey D White
BACKGROUND: To describe the long-term mortality of a complete national cohort of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients enrolled in 2002, to compare this with a national age, sex and Māori ethnicity matched population, and to assess the influence of baseline factors on the 12-year mortality. METHODS: We reviewed 721 patients with a discharge diagnosis of an ACS who were enrolled in the first New Zealand ACS audit group cohort over 14days in May 2002. We matched the cohort to the national mortality database using each patient's unique national identity number...
November 7, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102289/in-hospital-mortality-analysis-of-japanese-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-using-the-tokyo-ccu-network-database-applicability-of-the-grace-risk-score
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Kota Komiyama, Masato Nakamura, Kengo Tanabe, Hiroki Niikura, Hajime Fujimoto, Keiko Oikawa, Hiroyuki Daida, Takeshi Yamamoto, Ken Nagao, Morimasa Takayama
BACKGROUND: The GRACE risk score was developed to predict in-hospital mortality for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) using multinational registries, but did not include Japanese data. Therefore, GRACE risk scores are not extensively used in Japan. The present study aimed to evaluate the relationship between the GRACE risk score and in-hospital mortality among Japanese patients with ACS using the Tokyo CCU (cardiovascular care unit) Network Database. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 9460 patients with ACS hospitalized at 67 Tokyo CCUs between January 2011 and December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed and GRACE risk scores were calculated...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076346/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-evaluating-ischemic-conditioning-during-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#4
David I Blusztein, Matthew J Brooks, David T Andrews
AIM: A systematic review and meta-analysis, evaluating ischemic conditioning during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS & RESULTS: A database search of randomized trials of ischemic conditioning in PCI created three subgroups for meta-analysis: mortality in elective PCI with remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPreC; subgroup 1a, n = 3) - no outcome difference between RIPreC and control (odds ratio: 0.34; 95% CI: 0.08-1.56), myocardial salvage index in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) with RIPreC (subgroup 1b, n = 2) - favored RIPreC (mean difference: 0...
October 27, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054200/the-role-of-acute-circulatory-support-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-complicated-by-cardiogenic-shock
#5
REVIEW
Michele Esposito, Yousef Bader, Robert Pedicini, Catalina Breton, Andrew Mullin, Navin K Kapur
In the setting of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock, three primary treatment objectives include providing circulatory support, ventricular unloading, and restoring myocardial perfusion. In addition to primary percutaneous coronary intervention, each of these three objectives can be achieved with appropriate use of an acute mechanical circulatory support (AMCS) pump. Over the past decade, utilization of percutaneously-delivered AMCS devices including the Impella axial-flow catheter, TandemHeart left atrial-to-femoral artery bypass system, and veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) has grown exponentially...
September 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042400/thrombus-aspiration-for-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-modern-era-still-an-issue-of-debate
#6
REVIEW
Junhua Ge, Andreas Schäfer, Georg Ertl, Peter Nordbeck
The role of manual thrombus aspiration (TA) during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) for acute ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction has been a matter of intense research and debate now. Although recent randomized controlled clinical trials (notably TASTE [Thrombus Aspiration in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Scandinavia] and TOTAL [Trial of Routine Aspiration Thrombectomy With PCI Versus PCI Alone in Patients With STEMI]) do not supply evidence supporting the routine use of TA in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction, manual TA remains a therapeutic option for interventional cardiologists when treating patients with substantial thrombus burden during PPCI...
October 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980409/stress-test-to-stemi-utility-of-coronary-cta-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-anomalous-right-coronary-artery-from-the-left-coronary-cusp
#7
Anshuman Das, Ajay Joseph, Neeraj Jolly, Dinesh K Kalra
A 42-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with chest pain. Acute coronary syndrome was ruled out. During dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE), she developed chest pain and inferior ST elevation. Emergent coronary angiography revealed no culprit lesions but did show an anomalous right coronary artery (RCA). Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) confirmed an anomalous RCA arising from the left coronary cusp with a slit-like ostium and interarterial course (ARCA-LCC-IA). Herein, we review the extant literature on ARCA-LCC-IA, its clinical presentation, the vital role of CTA and MRI in its diagnosis, as well as challenges and controversies surrounding management...
October 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954592/long-term-outcomes-of-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#8
Quentin de Hemptinne, Fabien Picard, Hung Q Ly, Reda Ibrahim, Anita W Asgar, Pierre de Guise, Serge Doucet, Jean-François Dorval, Guillaume Marquis-Gravel, Michael Levi, Philippe L-L'allier, Jean-François Tanguay
BACKGROUND: Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) implantation in selected patients with stable angina has been demonstrated feasible and safe. However, limited data are currently available on long-term outcomes after BVS implantation for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Therefore, we sought to assess the safety, efficacy and long-term results of BVS implantation in STEMI patients. METHODS: Retrospective review of all STEMI patients treated with the Absorb(®) BVS (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA) or conventional drug eluting stent (DES) between 1 April 2013 and 30 March 2014...
September 28, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938239/absence-of-a-correlation-between-the-abo-blood-group-and-thrombus-burden-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#9
Lutfu Askin, Mustafa Cetin, Serdar Turkmen
OBJECTIVE: ABO antigens are highly abundant in many human cell types, including platelets, vascular endothelium, and red blood cells. The presence of a thrombus is associated with adverse clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We reviewed the relationship between ABO blood groups and thrombus burden in patients with STEMI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective study of 396 patients with STEMI who did not have an ABO blood group or thrombus burden...
September 21, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936441/correlation-between-electrocardiographic-changes-and-coronary-findings-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-single-vessel-disease
#10
Abdallah Sanaani, Srikanth Yandrapalli, George Jolly, Rajiv Paudel, Howard A Cooper, Wilbert S Aronow
BACKGROUND: Correlation of ST-segment elevation on the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) with the expected affected coronary territory is established in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). In patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), correlation of ischemic ECG abnormalities with the affected coronary territory has not been well-established. We sought to investigate the correlation of electrocardiographic abnormalities with the location of 1-vessel obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with both STEMI and NSTEMI...
September 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930837/the-prognostic-value-of-shock-index-for-the-outcomes-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
REVIEW
Xiaocong Zhang, Zejie Wang, Zhenyu Wang, Manling Fang, Zhouwu Shu
BACKGROUND: Several studies have revealed that high shock index (SI) is a risk factor for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients. These studies do not give a systematic review in this issue. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effect of high SI on the prognosis of AMI patients. METHODS: We did a systematic search of PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library, using various combinations of keywords such as "shock index," "shock-index," "acute myocardial infarction," "ST elevation myocardial infarction," "non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction," "STEMI," "NSTEMI," "AMI," and "MI" for eligible studies published up to December 23, 2016...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928186/recombinant-human-tnk-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-rhtnk-tpa-versus-alteplase-rt-pa-as-fibrinolytic-therapy-for-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-china-tnk-stemi-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-non-inferiority-trial
#12
Hai-Bo Wang, Ping Ji, Xing-Shan Zhao, Haiyan Xu, Xiao-Yan Yan, Qin Yang, Chen Yao, Run-Lin Gao, Yang-Feng Wu, Shu-Bin Qiao
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of recombinant human TNK tissue-type plasminogen activator (rhTNK-tPA) in lowering major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs) in Chinese acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The study is designed as a multicentre, randomised, controlled non-inferiority phase IV trial with balanced randomisation (1:1) in patients with STEMI. The planned sample size is 6200 participants (or 3100 per arm)...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889769/orsiro-cobalt-chromium-sirolimus-eluting-stent-present-and-future-perspectives
#13
Juan F Iglesias, Marco Roffi, Sophie Degrauwe, Gioel Gabrio Secco, Adel Aminian, Stephan Windecker, Thomas Pilgrim
New-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) represent the current standard of care in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Biodegradable polymer DES (BP-DES) were recently developed to overcome current limitations of newer-generation durable polymer DES (DP-DES) attributed to sustained inflammatory responses induced by permanent polymers. The Orsiro DES (Biotronik AG, Bülach, Switzerland) is a novel thin-strut cobalt-chromium sirolimus-eluting stent with biodegradable polymer that features some of the latest developments in DES technology...
September 19, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889210/ketamine-and-midazolam-differently-impact-post-intubation-hemodynamic-profile-when-used-as-induction-agents-during-emergency-airway-management-in-hemodynamically-stable-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#14
Marco Zuin, Gianluca Rigatelli, Fabio Dell'Avvocata, Giuseppe Faggian, Luca Conte, Sara Giatti, Flavio Michielan, Loris Roncon
We investigated the incidence of post-intubation hypotension (PIH) in hemodynamically stable patients with STEMI requiring rapid sequences intubation (RSI) and medicated with ketamine or midazolam as induction agent. STEMI patients admitted between 1st January 2009 and 1st January 2017 who did not receive any type of inotropic support before the endotracheal intubation (ETI) was reviewed. PIH was defined as a reduction greater than 20% or a drop of systolic blood pressure (SBP) below 90 mmHg within 10 min from the administration of the induction agent [ketamine (1 mg/kg) or midazolam (0...
September 9, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886785/reducing-door-in-door-out-intervals-in-helicopter-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-interhospital-transfers
#15
Michael A Schneider, Jason T McMullan, Christopher J Lindsell, Kimberly W Hart, Diana Deimling, Debra Jump, Todd Davis, William R Hinckley
BACKGROUND: Many health systems rely on helicopter EMS (HEMS) to transfer ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to a hospital with a catheterization laboratory. Mortality rates increase with the time to reperfusion, so reducing delays is imperative. For interhospital STEMI transfers, the time spent in the initial hospital from arrival until departure (door-in to door-out interval or DIDO) should be minimized. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a series of process improvements to reduce DIDO intervals for STEMI patients transferred via a hospital based HEMS program...
September 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875864/pulmonary-embolism-with-cardiac-arrest-a-stemi-patient-s-unexpected-course
#16
Zoë Piggott, Tomislav Jelic
We describe the successful use and complications of bolus-dose alteplase to treat strongly suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) with cardiac arrest in a patient initially presenting as ST-elevation myocardial infarcation (MI). Case description is followed by a review of the indications, safety, and dosing of systemic thrombolytic therapy for high-risk PE in the emergency department (ED). Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to PE in critically ill patients is also considered, including the potential utility of point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) in the ED...
September 6, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864323/contemporary-determinants-of-delayed-benchmark-timelines-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-men-and-women
#17
MULTICENTER STUDY
Hilmi Alnsasra, Doron Zahger, Diklah Geva, Shlomi Matetzky, Roy Beigel, Zaza Iakobishvili, Ronny Alcalai, Shaul Atar, Avi Shimony
Treatment delays in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are related to increased morbidity and mortality. Hence, identifying determinants of delay may help reduce time to treatment. Importantly, limited data suggest that there may be sex-related disparities in benchmark timelines. Although guidelines advocate the use of the first medical contact (FMC) rather than hospital admission as the moment from which delays to treatment should be monitored, the latter is still often used for quality purposes...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856546/role-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-myocardial-infarction
#18
REVIEW
Gianluca Pontone, Patrizia Carità, Mark G Rabbat, Marco Guglielmo, Andrea Baggiano, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Andrea I Guaricci
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the present paper is to analytically review the diagnostic and prognostic role of CMR in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) survivors. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the treatment of choice in patients STEMI. However, risk of future events remains substantial. Assessment of the extent of myocardial infarction (MI), cardiac function and ventricular remodelling has become the focus of recent studies. Electrocardiography, angiography and echocardiography parameters, as well as risk scores, lack sensitivity and reproducibility in predicting future cardiovascular events...
August 31, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840487/revascularization-strategies-in-stemi-with-multivessel-disease-deciding-on-culprit-versus-complete-ad-hoc-or-staged
#19
REVIEW
Shalin Patel, Steven R Bailey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review will address the clinical conundrum of those who may derive clinical benefit from complete revascularization of coronary stenosis that are discovered at the time of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The decision to revascularize additional vessels with angiographic stenosis beyond the culprit lesion remains controversial, as does the timing of revascularization. RECENT FINDINGS: STEMI patients represent a high-risk patient population that have up to a 50% prevalence of multivessel disease...
August 24, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831992/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-reperfusion-therapy-with-fibrinolytic-agents-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#20
Peerawat Jinatongthai, Junporn Kongwatcharapong, Chee Yoong Foo, Arintaya Phrommintikul, Surakit Nathisuwan, Ammarin Thakkinstian, Christopher M Reid, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
BACKGROUND: Fibrinolytic therapy offers an alternative to mechanical reperfusion for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in settings where health-care resources are scarce. Comprehensive evidence comparing different agents is still unavailable. In this study, we examined the effects of various fibrinolytic drugs on clinical outcomes. METHODS: We did a network meta-analysis based on a systematic review of randomised controlled trials comparing fibrinolytic drugs in patients with STEMI...
August 19, 2017: Lancet
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