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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329279/performance-of-hospitals-according-to-the-esc-acca-quality-indicators-and-30-day-mortality-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-national-cohort-study-using-the-united-kingdom-myocardial-ischaemia-national-audit-project-minap-register
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Owen Bebb, Marlous Hall, Keith A A Fox, Tatendashe B Dondo, Adam Timmis, Hector Bueno, François Schiele, Chris P Gale
Aims: To investigate the application of the European Society of Cardiology Acute Cardiovascular Care Association quality indicators (QI) for acute myocardial infarction for the study of hospital performance and 30-day mortality. Methods and results: National cohort study (n = 118,075 patients, n = 211 hospitals, MINAP registry), 2012-13. Overall, 16 of the 20 QIs could be calculated. Eleven QIs had a significant inverse association with GRACE risk adjusted 30-day mortality (all P < 0...
February 20, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329196/diabetic-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-contemporary-european-registries-characteristics-and-outcomes
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Maddalena Lettino, Pontus Andell, Uwe Zeymer, Petr Widimsky, Nicolas Danchin, Alfredo Bardaji, Jose A Barrabes, Angel Cequier, Marc J Claeys, Leonardo De Luca, Jakob Dörler, David Erlinge, Paul Erne, Patrick Goldstein, Sasha M Koul, Gilles Lemesle, Thomas F Lüscher, Christian M Matter, Gilles Montalescot, Dragana Radovanovic, Jose Lopez Sendón, Petr Tousek, Franz Weidinger, Clive F M Weston, Azfar Zaman, Jin Li, J Wouter Jukema
Aims: Among patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), those with diabetes mellitus (DM) are at particularly high risk of recurrent cardiovascular events and premature death. We aimed to provide a descriptive overview of unadjusted analyses of patient characteristics, ACS management, and outcomes up to 1 year after hospital admission for an ACS/index-ACS event, in patients with DM in contemporary registries in Europe. Methods and results: A total of 10 registries provided data in a systematic manner on ACS patients with DM (total n =28 899), and without DM (total n= 97 505)...
March 10, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329052/acute-coronary-syndrome-in-women-rising-hospitalizations-in-middle-aged-french-women-2004-14
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Amélie Gabet, Nicolas Danchin, Yves Juillière, Valérie Olié
Aims: We aimed to analyse trends in annual incidence of hospitalized acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in France from 2004 to 2014. Methods and results: Primary diagnosis of ACS and subtypes on admissions were selected in national and exhaustive French Hospitalization Database from 2004 to 2014. Age-standardized rates were computed using standardization on the census of the 2010 European population and mean annual percent changes were estimated by using Poisson regression model...
March 11, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325638/clinically-significant-bleeding-with-low-dose-rivaroxaban-versus-aspirin-in-addition-to-p2y12-inhibition-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-gemini-acs-1-a-double-blind-multicentre-randomised-trial
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E Magnus Ohman, Matthew T Roe, P Gabriel Steg, Stefan K James, Thomas J Povsic, Jennifer White, Frank Rockhold, Alexei Plotnikov, Hardi Mundl, John Strony, Xiang Sun, Steen Husted, Michal Tendera, Gilles Montalescot, M Cecilia Bahit, Diego Ardissino, Héctor Bueno, Marc J Claeys, Jose C Nicolau, Jan H Cornel, Shinya Goto, Róbert Gábor Kiss, Ümit Güray, Duk-Woo Park, Christoph Bode, Robert C Welsh, C Michael Gibson
BACKGROUND: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), aspirin plus a P2Y12 inhibitor, is the standard antithrombotic treatment following acute coronary syndromes. The factor Xa inhibitor rivaroxaban reduced mortality and ischaemic events when added to DAPT, but caused increased bleeding. The safety of a dual pathway antithrombotic therapy approach combining low-dose rivaroxaban (in place of aspirin) with a P2Y12 inhibitor has not been assesssed in acute coronary syndromes. We aimed to assess rivaroxaban 2·5 mg twice daily versus aspirin 100 mg daily, in addition to clopidogrel or ticagrelor (chosen at investigator discretion before randomisation), for patients with acute coronary syndromes started within 10 days after presentation and continued for 6-12 months...
March 17, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320999/long-term-outcomes-of-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-without-creatine-kinase-elevation%C3%A3-the-j-minuet-study
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Masaharu Ishihara, Koichi Nakao, Yukio Ozaki, Kazuo Kimura, Junya Ako, Teruo Noguchi, Masashi Fujino, Satoshi Yasuda, Satoru Suwa, Kazuteru Fujimoto, Yasuharu Nakama, Takashi Morita, Wataru Shimizu, Yoshihiko Saito, Atsushi Hirohata, Yasuhiro Morita, Teruo Inoue, Atsunori Okamura, Masaaki Uematsu, Kazuhito Hirata, Kengo Tanabe, Yoshisato Shibata, Mafumi Owa, Kenichi Tsujita, Hiroshi Funayama, Nobuaki Kokubu, Ken Kozuma, Tetsuya Tobaru, Shigeru Oshima, Michikazu Nakai, Kunihiro Nishimura, Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Hisao Ogawa
BACKGROUND: According to troponin-based criteria of myocardial infarction (MI), patients without elevation of creatine kinase (CK), formerly classified as unstable angina (UA), are now diagnosed as non-ST-elevation MI (NSTEMI), but little is known about their outcomes.Methods and Results:Between July 2012 and March 2014, 3,283 consecutive patients with MI were enrolled. Clinical follow-up data were obtained up to 3 years. The primary endpoint was a composite of all-cause death, non-fatal MI, non-fatal stroke, cardiac failure and urgent revascularization for UA...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306694/real-world-use-of-ticagrelor-and-prasugrel-in-patients-with-nstemi-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Vincenzo Sucato, Egle Corrado, Carmelo Castellana, Michele Carella, Simona Raso, Giuseppe Coppola, Giuseppe Andolina, Giuseppina Novo, Salvatore Evola, Salvatore Novo
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective observational study sought to describe the safety and efficacy profile of prasugrel and ticagrelor in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), who were admitted to the coronary intensive care unit (CICU) and underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Dual antiplatelet therapy is mandatory for all the patients with acute coronary syndrome, who underwent PCI. Our study includes 111 patients with NSTEMI, who underwent PCI, in a maximum time of 72 h after their ischemic event...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292380/correlation-of-c-reactive-protein-and-cardiac-enzymes-with-angiographic-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-pakistani-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Ayesha Saleem, Azmat Ali
OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation of C-reactive protein (CRP) levels with the severity of coronary stenosis on angiography and the association of cardiac enzymes with the degree of stenosis in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. Secondly, to compare association of angiographic severity of vascular stenosis with CRP in patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-STEMI / Unstable angina (UA). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, descriptive study...
February 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288586/gender-differences-in-all-cause-cardiovascular-and-cancer-mortality-during-long-term-follow-up-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Kristin Marie Kvakkestad, Morten Wang Fagerland, Jan Eritsland, Sigrun Halvorsen
BACKGROUND: Gender differences in short-term mortality in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have been studied extensively, whereas gender differences in long-term mortality and cause of death largely remain unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the long-term risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer death after AMI in women compared to men. METHODS: Consecutive AMI patients were enrolled in a prospective registry between 2005 and 2011. Date and cause of death were obtained by linkage with the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry, with censoring date 31 December 2012...
March 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281731/current-patterns-of-antithrombotic-and-revascularization-therapy-in-patients-hospitalised-for-acute-coronary-syndromes-data-from-the-polish-subset-of-the-epicor-study
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Izabela Wojtkowska, Janina Stępińska, Małgorzata Stępień-Wojno, Mateusz Sobota, Jerzy Kopaczewski, Zygfryd Reszka, Michał Kurzelewski, Jesus Medina
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in developed countries, including Poland. Antithrombotic drugs play a crucial role in the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Recent clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy and safety profiles of new antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents, which may be used as add-on therapy or replacements for older drugs. The EPICOR: (long-t E: rm follow-u P: of antithrombotic management patterns I: n acute COR: onary syndrome patients) is a prospective international observational study (NCT01171404) designed to describe the use of antithrombotic management strategies for the treatment of ACS during the acute phase and over a follow-up period of up to 2 years from the index event...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274580/effect-of-part-time-cardiac-catheterization-facilities-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Luciano Consuegra-Sánchez, Leticia Jaulent-Huertas, Marta Vicente-Gilabert, Ángela Díaz-Pastor, Germán Escudero-García, Nuria Alonso-Fernández, Francisco Javier Gil-Sánchez, Juan Martínez-Hernández, Juan Sanchis-Forés, José Galcerá-Tomás, Antonio Melgarejo-Moreno
BACKGROUND: Although the easy availability of invasive cardiac care facilities is associated with an increase in their use, their influence on outcomes is not clear. We sought to investigate whether a newly available cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on a part-time (PT) basis might improve outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: This was an observational cohort study that included all consecutive patients with AMI admitted to a secondary-level hospital in Spain before and after the PT-CCL opened in January 2006: during 1998-2005 and 2006-2014, respectively...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262908/relationship-between-myocardial-performance-index-and-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Okay Abaci, Cuneyt Kocas, Veysel Oktay, Sukru Arslan, Yusuf Turkmen, Cem Bostan, Ugur Coskun, Ahmet Yildiz, Murat Ersanli
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the relationship between myocardial performance index (MPI) and severity of coronary artery disease, as assessed by the Gensini score (GS), in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). METHODS: Ninety patients with an initial diagnosis of NSTEMI were enrolled in our study. They were divided into tertiles according to the GS: low GS < 19; mid GS > 19 and ≤ 96; and high GS > 96. RESULTS: The low-, mid- and high-GS groups included 24, 38 and 28 patients, respectively...
January 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261908/acute-coronary-syndrome-screening-and-diagnostic-practice-variation
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Maame Yaa A B Maya Yiadom, Xulei Liu, Conor M McWade, Dandan Liu, Alan B Storrow
BACKGROUND: In the absence of the existing acute coronary syndrome guidelines directing the clinical practice implementation of ED screening and diagnosis, there is variable screening and diagnostic clinical practice across ED facilities. This practice diversity may be warranted. Understanding the variability may identify opportunities for more consistent practice. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional clinical practice epidemiology study with the emergency department (ED) as the unit of analysis characterizing variability in the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) evaluation across 62 diverse EDs...
March 6, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257548/comparison-of-qtc-and-troponin-levels-in-st-elevation-mis-compared-with-non-st-elevation-mis
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Nathan Henrie, Bryan Harvell, Amy A Ernst, Steven J Weiss, Scott Oglesbee, Dusadee Sarangarm, Lorenzo Hernandez
OBJECTIVES: ST elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMIs) and non-ST elevation myocardial infarctions (NSTEMIs) have differences that can be important to differentiate. Our primary hypothesis was that corrected QT (QTc) duration and troponin I levels were higher in STEMIs compared with NSTEMIs. The objective of our study was to compare STEMIs with NSTEMIs for QTc duration and troponin levels. METHODS: This was a retrospective case-control study of all STEMIs and a random sample of NSTEMIs during a 1-year period...
March 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247937/estimation-of-interleukin-1%C3%AE-promoter-31%C3%A2-c-t-511-t-c-polymorphisms-and-its-level-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients
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Nasimudeen R Jabir, Chelapram K Firoz, Salwa Hindawi, Shazi Shakil, Ghazi A Damanhouri, Syed Kashif Zaidi, Shams Tabrez
Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is an inflammation-causing cytokine that exerts several unique biological effects and could lead to future adverse events of CAD. The piece of work presented herein is aimed at investigating possible association of levels of IL-1β to its polymorphic site viz. -511 and -31 at promoter region in Saudi CAD patients. The study included 155 confirmed CAD patients and 80 healthy control individuals both men and women. Concentration of IL-1β in the patients' serum was measured by ELISA method...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244197/clinical-presentation-of-patients-with-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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Christina Luong, Andrew Starovoytov, Milad Heydari, Tara Sedlak, Eve Aymong, Jacqueline Saw
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an infrequent but important cause of myocardial infarction (MI) especially in younger women. However, the clinical presentation and the acuity of symptoms prompting invasive management in SCAD patients have not been described. Understanding these presenting features may improve SCAD diagnosis and management. METHODS: We reviewed SCAD patients who were prospectively followed at the Vancouver General Hospital SCAD Clinic...
February 28, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238691/early-invasive-versus-initial-conservative-strategies-for-women-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes-propensity-matched-analysis
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Islam Y Elgendy, Ahmed N Mahmoud, Hend Mansoor, Anthony A Bavry
BACKGROUND: Studies conducted largely in men have shown improved outcomes with an early invasive strategy with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome. In contrast, data have been less conclusive in women, with some trials demonstrating potential harm. This study aims to assess if an early invasive strategy in women is associated with better outcomes in real world data. METHODS: Women admitted with a primary diagnosis of non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction or unstable angina were identified from the National Inpatient Sample years 2012-2013...
February 24, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236543/diagnostic-and-prognostic-values-of-the-v-index-a-novel-ecg-marker-quantifying-spatial-heterogeneity-of-ventricular-repolarization-in-patients-with-symptoms-suggestive-of-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#17
Roger Abächerli, Raphael Twerenbold, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Thomas Nestelberger, Patrick Mächler, Roberto Sassi, Massimo W Rivolta, Ebadollah Kheirati Roonizi, Luca T Mainardi, Nikola Kozhuharov, Maria Rubini Giménez, Karin Wildi, Karin Grimm, Zaid Sabti, Petra Hillinger, Christian Puelacher, Ivo Strebel, Janosch Cupa, Patrick Badertscher, Isabelle Roux, Ramun Schmid, Remo Leber, Stefan Osswald, Christian Mueller, Tobias Reichlin
BACKGROUND: The V-index is an ECG marker quantifying spatial heterogeneity of ventricular repolarization. We prospectively assessed the diagnostic and prognostic values of the V-index in patients with suspected non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 497 patients presenting with suspected NSTEMI to the emergency department (ED). Digital 12-lead ECGs of five-minute duration were recorded at presentation. The V-index was automatically calculated in a blinded fashion...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233037/-management-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-without-st-segment-elevation
#18
C Liebetrau, C W Hamm
Acute coronary syndrome without persistent ST-segment elevation (non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and instable angina pectoris NSTEMI-ACS) is common and is associated with a high mortality. In addition to 12-channel echocardiograph (ECG) assessment, measurement of cardiac troponins I and T are important for risk stratification and diagnosis. The introduction of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays and their implementation into clinical practice has influenced risk stratification and treatment of these patients...
February 23, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220768/arterial-structure-and-function-in-subjects-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-after-one-year-of-treatment
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Agata Schneider, Joanna Gawęcka, Andrzej Minczykowski, Tomasz Krauze, Przemysław Guzik, Jarosław Piskorski, James Heathers, Andrzej Wykrętowicz
INTRODUCTION    It is controversial whether the modification of arterial stiffness and intima-media thickness (IMT) is plausible in patients with clinically significant atherosclerosis.  OBJECTIVES    We evaluated the effects of the one-year pharmacological therapy on the arterial stiffness and IMT in survivors of non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) who were treated according to the clinical guidelines.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    For this study 298 NSTEMI patients (median age 64 years; 85 females) were enrolled...
February 15, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220031/trends-in-discharge-claims-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-among-patients-on-dialysis
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Gautam R Shroff, Shuling Li, Charles A Herzog
Analysis of a contemporary cohort of patients on dialysis revealed that mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has decreased, whereas the prevalence of AMI has increased markedly, particularly among patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Using inpatient discharge diagnosis codes (1993-2008), we determined that proportions of AMI claims decreased in the primary position (from 65% to 52%) but increased in the secondary position (from 35% to 48%). Proportions of NSTEMI codes increased remarkably in both the primary and secondary positions...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
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