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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888755/high-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-t-testing-the-test
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Dominik G Haider, Thomas Klemenz, Georg Martin Fiedler, Christos T Nakas, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, Alexander B Leichtle
BACKGROUND: High sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-TnT) found its way into everyday clinical routine to diagnose acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, its levels vary considerably based on the underlying pathophysiology of the patients. Hence we sought to test the applicability of the currently only available hs-TnT assay (Roche Diagnostics, Switzerland) to diagnose acute myocardial infarction. METHODS AND PATIENTS: Retrospectively, we analyzed the hs-TnT results of 1573 patients admitted to a level A university hospital emergency department...
October 19, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888750/medium-platelet-volume-as-a-noninvasive-predictor-of-chronic-total-occlusion-in-non-infarct-artery-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-multivessel-coronary-artery-disease
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Mateusz Tajstra, Michał Hawranek, Piotr Desperak, Aneta Ciślak, Marek Gierlotka, Andrzej Lekston, Lech Poloński, Mariusz Gąsior
BACKGROUND: Chronic total occlusion (CTO) in a noninfarct-related artery (non-IRA) is an independent predictor of mortality in non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Mean platelet volume (MPV) is associated with cardiovascular events in NSTEMI. Little is known about the predictors of non-IRA-CTO in patients with NSTEMI. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the presence of non-IRA-CTO with MPV level in patients with NSTEMI and multivessel coronary artery disease (MVCAD)...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886612/decreased-norton-s-functional-score-is-an-independent-long-term-prognostic-marker-in-hospital-survivors-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-soroka-acute-myocardial-infarction-ii-sami-ii-project
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Hagar Silber, Arthur Shiyovich, Harel Gilutz, Hanna Ziedenberg, Muhammad Abu Tailakh, Ygal Plakht
BACKGROUND: Patient function is a risk factor of mortality following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Norton scale (NS) was originally developed to estimate the risk for pressure ulcers. It contains 5 domains: mental condition, physical condition, mobility, activity in daily living and incontinence. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate NS as long-term prognostic marker following AMI. METHODS: A retrospective study based on computerized medical records of AMI patient hospitalized in a tertiary medical center in 2004-2012...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884628/skirt-followed-by-trouser-stenting-technique-true-anatomical-preservation-of-coronary-y-shaped-bifurcation-lesions-while-using-vanishing-bioresorbable-scaffolds-a-report-of-two-cases
#4
Wael Elabbassi, Arif Al Nooryani
We report on two cases in which Y-shaped coronary bifurcations were treated with the use of Bioresorbable scaffolds. The first case was of a 50-year-old man with NSTEMI. Coronary angiography showed stenosis involving a Y-shaped bifurcation of proximal to mid LAD and diagonal. The lesion was wired using two 0.14 BMW guide wires, followed by serial pre-dilatation of LAD and Diagonal branch. The stent into proximal LAD was deployed first as a skirt (3.5 × 12 BVS). Stent was post-dilated. A second 2.5 × 28 BVS was deployed into diagonal branch, protruding backwards; along with a 2...
November 3, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866024/comparison-of-prognostic-significance-of-mean-platelet-volume-platelet-count-with-grace-for-long-term-prognosis-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Tongtong Yu, Yuanyuan Dong, Zhijun Sun, Zhaoqing Sun
BACKGROUND: Mean platelet volume to platelet count ratio (MPV/P ratio) has been demonstrated to be a predictor of adverse outcome in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). We aimed to assess whether MPV/P ratio is a useful marker to predict long-term prognosis in NSTEMI patients undergoing PCI. Moreover, the prognostic accuracy of MPV/P ratio was compared with MPV and GRACE score. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, according to the baseline MPV/P values, 887 consecutive NSTEMI patients undergoing PCI were divided into two groups: the high MPV/P group (n=296, MPV/P ≥0...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865680/mortality-benefit-of-long-term-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-or-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-after-successful-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-non-st-elevation-acute-myocardial-infarction
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María Cristina González-Cambeiro, Andrea López-López, Emad Abu-Assi, Sergio Raposeiras-Roubín, Carlos Peña-Gil, José García-Acuña, Ramón González-Juanatey
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) have been shown to reduce mortality after myocardial infarction (MI). Current guidelines recommend their prescription in all patients after MI. Limited data are available on whether ACEIs/ARBs still improve prognosis in the contemporary era of non-ST elevation MI (NSTEMI) management. We aimed to evaluate the mortality benefit of ACEIs/ARBs in NSTEMI patients treated successfully with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
November 16, 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865071/routine-invasive-evaluation-in-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-nstemi-acs-optimizing-best
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Mohammad Sarraf, William Hillegass
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November 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853071/a-destabilized-case-of-stable-effort-angina-pectoris-induced-by-low-dose-adenosine-triphosphate
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Daisuke Sueta, Sunao Kojima, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Megumi Yamamuro, Koichi Kaikita, Seiji Hokimoto, Hisao Ogawa
A 79-year-old man was diagnosed with sudden deafness. He had previously experienced a suspected episode of angina pectoris. At a local hospital, after 500 mg of hydrocortisone and 80 mg adenosine triphosphate (ATP) were administered, he became aware of chest discomfort. An electrocardiogram revealed serious ST-segment depressions. He was diagnosed with a non-ST elevated myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Emergency coronary angiography revealed triple vessel disease, and the lesion was successfully stented. The mechanisms whereby the stable effort angina pectoris destabilized in this case were thought to include a reduction of the local blood flow because of an ATP product and probable thrombus formation in response to the administered steroids...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843672/management-strategy-in-non-limb-threatening-acute-ischaemia-of-limbs-should-we-rethink
#9
Syed M Asim Hussain, Thomas Joseph
The Society of Vascular Surgery and the International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery identify three types of acute limb ischaemia to inform prognosis and management. Type 1 limb ischaemia is non-limb-threatening and is currently managed conservatively. We describe three cases of Type 1 limb ischaemia with femoropopliteal occlusion that were managed differently. The first case was initially managed conservatively but resulted in an adverse outcome following worsening of ischaemia. Overall, the cases managed with earlier intervention had good outcomes suggesting that conservative management alone may not be sufficient despite resolution of symptoms...
2016: Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831644/study-on-the-levels-of-uric-acid-and-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-in-acs-patients-and-their-relationships-with-the-extent-of-the-coronary-artery-lesion
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Q-Q Ma, X-J Yang, N-Q Yang, L Liu, X-D Li, K Zhu, Q Fu, P Wei
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated uric acid (UA) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in different clinical types of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and in relationship with the severity of coronary artery lesions. Furthermore, we explored its clinical significance. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From June 2013 to January 2015, we studied patients in their first onset of symptoms and hospitalization for coronary angiography. According to coronary angiography results, we divided patients into two groups: 93 patients with ACS and 30 patients with normal coronary arteries as the control group...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820669/marijuana-use-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Eman I Draz, Mervat M Oreby, Eman A Elsheikh, Lamia A Khedr, Salwa A Atlam
BACKGROUND: Cannabis is one of the most widely used illicit substances worldwide, and it has the highest prevalence among drugs used in Egypt. OBJECTIVES: The aims were to evaluate whether the use of cannabis is a risk factor of acute coronary heart disease in low-risk, young males and to compare the cardiac pathological changes between cannabis exposed and non-exposed ischemic patients. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study that was performed on 138 male patients, aged ≤ 40 years, with acute myocardial infarction who were admitted to the Cardiac Care Unit at the University Hospital...
November 7, 2016: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819783/-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-latin-america-lessons-from-the-access-registry
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Carlos Martínez-Sánchez, Carlos Jerjes-Sánchez, José Carlos Nicolau, Oscar Bazzino, Norka Antepara, Ricardo Mármol
BACKGROUND: Evidence of the clinical characteristics, treatment and outcomes among Latin American (LA) patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is scarce. METHODS: ACCESS, international prospective multicenter registry to evaluate risk stratification, management and outcomes in ACS (unstable angina or non-ST elevation myocardial infarction [UA/NSTEMI] or ST elevation myocardial infarction [STEMI]) in developing countries. Primary endpoint: all-cause death at 1 year; all-cause mortality within 30 days was also recorded, Patients with acute ischemic symptoms within 24 hours of symptoms onset and electrocardiographic evidence of ischemia were enrolled...
November 2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816974/troponin-i-and-d-dimer-for-discriminating-acute-pulmonary-thromboembolism-from-myocardial-infarction
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Soo Jin Kim, Moo Hyun Kim, Kwang Min Lee, Tae Hyung Kim, Sun Yong Choi, Min Kook Son, Ji Woen Park, Victor L Serebruany
BACKGROUND: Acute pulmonary thromboembolism (APTE) is a life-threatening condition, often manifesting with chest pain, dyspnea, and increased cardiac biomarkers including cardiac troponin I (CTI) and D-dimer. Therefore, APTE is often misdiagnosed with classical non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), resulting in unnecessary coronary interventions and a delay of therapy. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to distinguish APTE from NSTEMI based on CTI and D-dimer levels...
November 5, 2016: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806171/intensive-care-unit-utilization-and-mortality-among-medicare-patients-hospitalized-with-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#14
Alexander C Fanaroff, Eric D Peterson, Anita Y Chen, Laine Thomas, Jacob A Doll, Christopher B Fordyce, L Kristin Newby, Ezra A Amsterdam, Mikhail N Kosiborod, James A de Lemos, Tracy Y Wang
Importance: Intensive care unit (ICU) utilization may have important implications for the care and outcomes of patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Objectives: To examine interhospital variation in ICU utilization in the United States for older adults with hemodynamically stable NSTEMI and outcomes associated with ICU utilization among patients with low, moderate, or high mortality risk. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study was a retrospective analysis of 28 018 Medicare patients 65 years or older admitted with NSTEMI to 346 hospitals participating in the Acute Coronary Treatment and Intervention Outcomes Network (ACTION)-Get With the Guidelines from April 1, 2011, through December 31, 2012...
November 2, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798246/high-intensity-atorvastatin-induced-rhabdomyolysis-in-an-elderly-patient-with-nstemi-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Glen A Huynh, Audrey J Lee
A 91-year-old male was admitted to the hospital for worsening muscle weakness, muscle pain, and unexplained soreness for the past 10 days. Four months prior to his admission, the patient had experienced a myocardial infarction and was initiated on atorvastatin 80 mg daily. Although the provider had instructed the patient to decrease the atorvastatin dose to 40 mg daily 3 months prior to admission, the patient did not adhere to the lower dose regimen until 10 days prior to hospitalization. Upon admission, the patient presented with muscle weakness and pain, a serum creatinine phosphokinase of 18 723 U/L, and a serum creatinine of 1...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796707/comparison-of-clinical-based-and-ecg-based-triage-of-acute-chest-pain-in-the-emergency-department
#16
Melanie Dechamps, Diego Castanares-Zapatero, Patrick Vanden Berghe, Philippe Meert, Alessandro Manara
In the Emergency Department, chest pain triage systems are based on either clinical features or ECG recording. In this prospective, single-center, observational study, we aimed to compare the diagnostic performance of these triage systems in distinguishing acute coronary syndromes (ACS) from diseases of mild severity. Patients were sorted into the triage systems based on collected data at admission and on a systematic 12-lead ECG performed at triage. The final diagnosis was determined after a 30-day follow-up...
October 28, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796503/spontaneous-pulmonary-hematoma-in-a%C3%A2-patient-with-sepsis-treated-with-dual-antiplatelet-therapy
#17
Janko Vlaović, Gorazd Voga
A 72-year-old patient was admitted to the medical intensive care unit due to a right-sided, hospital-acquired pneumonia and septic shock with respiratory failure and deterioration of chronic renal failure. During hospitalization the patient required hemodynamic support with norepinephrine and dobutamine, mechanical ventilation and hemodialysis. The patient suffered a non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and received dual antiplatelet therapy. After 14 days an acute intrapulmonary infiltrate of unknown origin developed, accompanied by fever and a significant increase of the C‑reactive protein (CRP) level...
October 28, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793853/investigating-the-extremes-of-the-continuum-of-paracrine-functions-in-cd34-cd31-cacs-across-diverse-populations
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Rian Q Landers-Ramos, Ryan M Sapp, Emily VandeWater, Jennifer Macko, Shawn Robinson, Yan Wang, Eva R Chin, Espen E Spangenburg, Steven J Prior, James M Hagberg
Paracrine function of circulating angiogenic cells (CACs) is thought to contribute to vascular maintenance. We previously identified S100A8 and S100A9 secreted from physically inactive individuals' CD34-/CD31+ CACs as negative regulators of capillary-like network formation. The purpose of this study was to further investigate the extremes of the continuum of CAC paracrine actions using two distinctly different groups representing "healthy" and "impaired" CAC function. We aimed to determine how capillary-like network formation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) is affected by S100A8 and S100A9 in concentrations secreted by CACs from different ends of the health spectrum...
October 28, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790485/clinical-profile-with-angiographic-correlation-in-na%C3%A3-ve-acute-coronary-syndrome
#19
Vikas Agrawal, Balaji V Lohiya, Bhupendra K Sihag, Rajpal Prajapati
INTRODUCTION: Despite cardiovascular diseases having grown to epidemic proportions, there are few studies from India pertaining to Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), more so from the region of Purvanchal which is less developed with more poverty. Our study is first of its kind in this region of patients presenting for the first time with ACS. AIM: The present study was undertaken to study the clinical and angiographic characteristics of ACS patients of Purvanchal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of 100 patients admitted with ACS...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773401/crusade-bleeding-score-as-a-predictor-of-bleeding-events-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-zagazig-university-hospital
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Mohamed M Al-Daydamony, El-Sayed M Farag
AIM: To examine the value of CRUSADE bleeding score in predicting bleeding events in our local patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in Zagazig University Hospitals. METHODS: Our study included 240 patients with ACS. They underwent history and clinical examination; 12-lead electrocardiography; echocardiography; troponin I, hematocrit value; estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR); application of CRUSADE score; and follow-up of the hospital stay and documentations of events...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
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