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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208199/systemic-thrombolytic-therapy-for-acute-pulmonary-embolism-who-is-a-candidate
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Stavros V Konstantinides, Stefano Barco
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major cause of both acute and long-term morbidity for a large number of patients worldwide, and massive PE is frequently fatal. Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is a key determinant of prognosis in the acute phase of PE. Patients with clinically overt RV failure, that is, with cardiogenic shock or persistent hypotension at presentation (acute high-risk PE), are clearly in need of immediate reperfusion treatment with systemic thrombolysis or, alternatively, surgical or catheter-directed techniques...
February 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169119/reperfusion-therapy-of-myocardial-infarction-in-mexico-a-challenge-for-modern-cardiology
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Carlos Martínez-Sánchez, Alexandra Arias-Mendoza, Héctor González-Pacheco, Diego Araiza-Garaygordobil, Luis Alfonso Marroquín-Donday, Jorge Padilla-Ibarra, Carlos Sierra-Fernández, Alfredo Altamirano-Castillo, Amada Álvarez-Sangabriel, Francisco Javier Azar-Manzur, José Luis Briseño-de la Cruz, Salvador Mendoza-García, Yigal Piña-Reyna, Marco Antonio Martínez-Ríos
Mexico has been positioned as the country with the highest mortality attributed to myocardial infarction among the members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This rate responds to multiple factors, including a low rate of reperfusion therapy and the absence of a coordinated system of care. Primary angioplasty is the reperfusion method recommended by the guidelines, but requires multiple conditions that are not reached at all times. Early pharmacological reperfusion of the culprit coronary artery and early coronary angiography (pharmacoinvasive strategy) can be the solution to the logistical problem that primary angioplasty rises...
February 3, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089562/sequential-multiple-assignment-randomized-trials-an-opportunity-for-improved-design-of-stroke-reperfusion-trials
#3
William J Meurer, Nicholas J Seewald, Kelley Kidwell
BACKGROUND: Modern clinical trials in stroke reperfusion fall into 2 categories: alternative systemic pharmacological regimens to alteplase and "rescue" endovascular approaches using targeted thrombectomy devices and/or medications delivered directly for persistently occluded vessels. Clinical trials in stroke have not evaluated how initial pharmacological thrombolytic management might influence subsequent rescue strategy. A sequential multiple assignment randomized trial (SMART) is a novel trial design that can test these dynamic treatment regimens and lead to treatment guidelines that more closely mimic practice...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089153/temporal-trends-in-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-according-to-renal-function
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Mony Shuvy, Shmuel Chen, Dina Vorobeichik, Eilon Krashin, Nir Shlomo, Ilan Goldenberg, David Pereg
INTRODUCTION: Recent new therapeutic options have improved outcomes of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. However, data regarding the incremental effect of the improved treatment on patients with renal dysfunction are limited. We sought to evaluate temporal trends in management and outcome of ACS patients according to renal function. METHODS: The study population consisted of all ACS patients enrolled in the Acute Coronary Syndromes Israeli Survey (ACSIS) during 2002-2013...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931543/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-intensive-dose-of-rosuvastatin-40mg-day-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-at-high-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-rosuvees-2
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Chetan P Shah, Bhaskar P Shah, Sameer I Dani, B B Channa, S S Lakshmanan, N C Krishnamani, Ashwani Mehta, P Moorthy
BACKGROUND: Randomized clinical trials have established the benefits of statin therapy in acute coronary syndromes (ACS) via their pleiotropic effects. AIM OF THE STUDY: This was a 12-week, open-label, multicenter, postmarketing observational study evaluating the efficacy and safety of rosuvastatin 40 mg/day in very high-risk or high-risk Indian patients according to NCEP ATP III guidelines. METHODOLOGY: One hundred and sixty two patients (age: 30 to 69 years) with evidence of coronary artery disease, hospitalized with chest pain with/without electrocardiogram changes and with non-ST segment elevation ACS and ST segment elevation ACS who received optimal reperfusion therapy were enrolled...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930573/management-of-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-predominantly-rural-central-china-a-retrospective-observational-study
#6
MULTICENTER STUDY
You Zhang, Shuyan Yang, Xinyun Liu, Muwei Li, Weidong Zhang, Haiyan Yang, Dayi Hu, Chuanyu Gao, Guangcai Duan
The degree of adherence to current guidelines for clinical management of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is known in developed countries and large Chinese cities, but in predominantly rural areas information is lacking. We assessed the application of early reperfusion therapy for STEMI in secondary and tertiary hospitals in Henan province in central China.Data were retrospectively collected from 5 secondary and 4 tertiary hospitals in Henan concerning STEMI patients treated from January 2011 to January 2012, including management strategy, delay time, and inhospital mortality...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846459/simplifying-electrocardiographic-assessment-in-stemi-reperfusion-management-pros-and-cons
#7
REVIEW
Cheuk-Kit Wong
Current guidelines on STEMI reperfusion management do not incorporate further electrocardiographic details over the presence of significant ST elevation. Fibrinolysis is considered an alternative therapy to primary PCI if there is a long PCI-related delay, but the 2 therapies should not be combined. Meanwhile, reperfusion for ischemic stroke has evolved on mechanistic understanding - reperfusion benefit being greatest in the patient with small "core" infarct and large ischemic "penumbra". Fibrinolysis is not regarded as an alternative to mechanical thrombectomy, and the 2 therapies can be combined...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821064/the-prognostic-utility-of-grace-risk-score-in-predictive-cardiovascular-event-rate-in-stemi-patients-with-successful-fibrinolysis-and-delay-intervention-in-non-pci-capable-hospital-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#8
Yotsawee Chotechuang, Arintaya Phrommintikul, Roungtiva Muenpa, Jayanton Patumanond, Tuanchai Chaichuen, Srun Kuanprasert, Noparat Thanachikun, Thanawat Benjanuwatra, Apichard Sukonthasarn
BACKGROUND: Fibrinolytic therapy is the main reperfusion therapy for most STEMI patients in several countries. Current practice guidelines recommended routine early pharmacoinvasive (within 3-24 h after successful fibrinolysis, however it cannot be performed in timely fashion due to limitation of PCI-capable hospitals. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic utility of the GRACE score in patients receiving delayed intervention after successful fibrinolysis in non PCI-capable hospital...
November 8, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792640/temporal-trends-in-care-and-outcomes-of-patients-receiving-fibrinolytic-therapy-compared-to-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-insights-from-the-get-with-the-guidelines-coronary-artery-disease-gwtg-cad-registry
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Ravi S Hira, Deepak L Bhatt, Gregg C Fonarow, Paul A Heidenreich, Christine Ju, Salim S Virani, Biykem Bozkurt, Laura A Petersen, Adrian F Hernandez, Lee H Schwamm, Zubin J Eapen, Michelle A Albert, Li Liang, Roland A Matsouaka, Eric D Peterson, Hani Jneid
BACKGROUND: Timely reperfusion after ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) improves survival. Guidelines recommend primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) within 90 minutes of arrival at a PCI-capable hospital. The alternative is fibrinolysis within 30 minutes for those in those for whom timely transfer to a PCI-capable hospital is not feasible. METHODS AND RESULTS: We identified STEMI patients receiving reperfusion therapy at 229 hospitals participating in the Get With the Guidelines-Coronary Artery Disease (GWTG-CAD) database (January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2008)...
October 6, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771225/the-impact-of-recommended-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-care-on-hospital-outcomes-for-interhospital-transferred-stemi-patients
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YeongHo Choi, Yu Jin Lee, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, KyungWon Lee, Eui Jung Lee, Yu Jin Kim, Ki Ok Ahn, Ki Jeong Hong, Young Sun Ro
BACKGROUND: Timely transfer and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with or without thrombolysis are recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) to care for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients who present first to a non-PCI-capable hospital. This study was to evaluate the impact on in-hospital mortality of the compliance with guidelines regarding to the time of PCI for patients with STEMI who were transferred to a capable PCI hospital. METHODS: We used the CArdioVAscular disease Surveillance data from November 2007 to December 2012 for this study...
January 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760781/biomarkers-for-clinical-decision-making-in-the-management-of-pulmonary-embolism
#11
REVIEW
Evangelos Giannitsis, Hugo A Katus
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with high all-cause and PE-related mortality and requires individualized management. After confirmation of PE, a refined risk stratification is particularly warranted among normotensive patients. Previous prognostic models favored combinations of echocardiography or computed tomography suggestive of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction together with biomarkers of RV dysfunction (natriuretic peptides) or myocardial injury (cardiac troponins) to identify candidates for thrombolysis or embolectomy...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617425/endovascular-therapy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-with-occlusion-of-the-middle-cerebral-artery-m2-segment
#12
Amrou Sarraj, Navdeep Sangha, Muhammad Shazam Hussain, Dolora Wisco, Nirav Vora, Lucas Elijovich, Nitin Goyal, Michael Abraham, Manoj Mittal, Lei Feng, Abel Wu, Vallabh Janardhan, Suman Nalluri, Albert J Yoo, Megan George, Randall Edgell, Rutvij J Shah, Clark Sitton, Emilio Supsupin, Suhas Bajgur, M Carter Denny, Peng R Chen, Mark Dannenbaum, Sheryl Martin-Schild, Sean I Savitz, Rishi Gupta
Importance: Randomized clinical trials have shown the superiority of endovascular therapy (EVT) compared with best medical management for acute ischemic strokes with large vessel occlusion (LVO) in the anterior circulation. However, of 1287 patients enrolled in 5 trials, 94 with isolated second (M2) segment occlusions were randomized and 51 of these received EVT, thereby limiting evidence for treating isolated M2 segment occlusions as reflected in American Heart Association guidelines...
November 1, 2016: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503306/-preclinical-fibrinolysis-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-a-rural-region
#13
T Viergutz, J Grüttner, T Walter, C Weiss, B Haaff, G Pollach, C Madler, T Luiz
BACKGROUND: In the current guidelines for the treatment of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommends preclinical fibrinolysis as a reperfusion therapy if, due to long transportation times, no cardiac catheterisation is available within 90-120 min. However, there is little remaining in-depth expertise in this method because fibrinolysis is presently only rarely indicated. METHODS: In a rural area in southwestern Germany, where an emergency primary percutaneous coronary intervention was not routinely available within 90-120 min, 156 STEMI patients underwent fibrinolysis with the plasminogen activator reteplase, performed by trained emergency physicians...
September 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502856/association-of-hospital-myocardial-infarction-volume-with-adherence-to-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-performance-measures-insights-from-the-national-cardiovascular-data-registry
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Robert W Harrison, DaJuanicia Simon, Amy L Miller, James A de Lemos, Eric D Peterson, Tracy Y Wang
BACKGROUND: Adherence to guideline-based therapy improves patient outcomes after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and hospital AMI volume is associated with reperfusion care, but the extent hospital AMI volume is associated with overall guideline adherence is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 486 hospitals treating 249,877 AMI patients in ACTION Registry-GWTG from January 1, 2007, to March 31, 2011. Hospital adherence to each American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association performance measure was compared between tertiles defined by hospital AMI volume: low (≤108 cases/y), middle (≥109 and ≤227 cases/y), and high (≥228 cases/y)...
August 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27484224/endothelial-dysfunction-in-resuscitated-cardiac-arrest-endo-rca-safety-and-efficacy-of-low-dose-prostacyclin-administration-and-blood-pressure-target-in-addition-to-standard-therapy-as-compared-to-standard-therapy-alone-in-post-cardiac-arrest-syndrome-patients
#15
Anna Sina P Meyer, Sisse R Ostrowski, Jesper Kjaergaard, Pär I Johansson, Christian Hassager
BACKGROUND: Morbidity and mortality following initial survival of cardiac arrest remain high despite great efforts to improve resuscitation techniques and post-resuscitation care, in part due to the ischemia-reperfusion injury secondary to the restoration of the blood circulation. Patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest display evidence of endothelial injury and coagulopathy (hypocoagulability, hyperfibrinolysis), which in associated with poor outcome. Recent randomized controlled trials have revealed that treatment with infusion of prostacyclin reduces endothelial damage after major surgery and AMI...
August 2, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27465769/national-heart-foundation-of-australia-and-cardiac-society-of-australia-and-new-zealand-australian-clinical-guidelines-for-the-management-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-2016
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Derek P Chew, Ian A Scott, Louise Cullen, John K French, Tom G Briffa, Philip A Tideman, Stephen Woodruffe, Alistair Kerr, Maree Branagan, Philip Eg Aylward
INTRODUCTION: The modern care of suspected and confirmed acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is informed by an extensive and evolving evidence base. This clinical practice guideline focuses on key components of management associated with improved clinical outcomes for patients with chest pain or ACS. These are presented as recommendations that have been graded on both the strength of evidence and the likely absolute benefit versus harm. Additional considerations influencing the delivery of specific therapies and management strategies are presented as practice points...
August 1, 2016: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27236389/trends-in-evidence-based-treatment-and-mortality-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-malaysia-from-2006-to-2013-time-for-real-change
#17
Padmaa Venkatason, Yong Z Zubairi, Imran Hafidz, Wan Azman Wan, Ahmad S Zuhdi
BACKGROUND: The administration of evidence-based pharmacotherapy and timely primary percutaneous coronary intervention have been shown to improve outcome in ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, implementation remains a challenge due to the limitations in facilities, expertise and funding. OBJECTIVES: To investigate adherence to guideline-based management and mortality of STEMI patients in Malaysia. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis...
May 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27215803/serial-echocardiographic-assessment-of-left-ventricular-filling-pressure-and-remodeling-among-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-treated-by-primary-percutaneous-intervention
#18
Yacov Shacham, Shafik Khoury, Nir Flint, Arie Steinvil, Ben Sadeh, Yaron Arbel, Yan Topilsky, Gad Keren
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction and remodeling of the left ventricle is associated with significant changes in systolic and diastolic echocardiographic derived indices. The investigators have tried to determine whether persistence of increased ratio of transmitral flow velocity (E) to early mitral annulus velocity (e'), signifying increased cardiac filling pressure, is associated with left ventricular (LV) remodeling and increased chamber size among patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, who underwent successful reperfusion with primary percutaneous coronary intervention...
August 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27199062/association-of-guideline-based-admission%C3%A2-treatments-and-life-expectancy-after-myocardial-infarction-in%C3%A2-elderly-medicare-beneficiaries
#19
Emily M Bucholz, Neel M Butala, Sharon-Lise T Normand, Yun Wang, Harlan M Krumholz
BACKGROUND: Guideline-based admission therapies for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) significantly improve 30-day survival, but little is known about their association with long-term outcomes. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the association of 5 AMI admission therapies (aspirin, beta-blockers, acute reperfusion therapy, door-to-balloon [D2B] time ≤90 min, and time to fibrinolysis ≤30 min) with life expectancy and years of life saved after AMI. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Cooperative Cardiovascular Project, a study of Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for AMI, with 17 years of follow-up...
May 24, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27147636/mode-of-admission-and-its-effect-on-adherence-to-reperfusion-therapy-guidelines-in-belgian-stemi-patients
#20
Céline Rousseaux, Pierre Mols, Peter R Sinnaeve, Carl Convens, Philippe Dubois, Pascal Vranckx, Sofie Gevaert, Patrick Coussement, Ahmed Se Ramadan, Christophe Beauloye, Marc Renard, Patrick Evrard, Jean-François Argacha, Herbert De Raedt, Kristien Wouters, Marc J Claeys
OBJECTIVES: Emergency medical services play a key role in the recognition and treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This study evaluates the effect of emergency medical services use on adherence to reperfusion therapy guidelines in Belgian STEMI patients and on in-hospital mortality. METHODS: The mode of admission with against without emergency medical services was associated with baseline risk profile, reperfusion modalities and in-hospital mortality in 5692 consecutive STEMI patients from 2012 to 2014...
September 2016: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
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