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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429635/clinical-findings-after-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-implantation-in-an-unrestricted-cohort-of-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-from-the-rai-registry
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Elisabetta Moscarella, Alfonso Ielasi, Attilio Varricchio, Maria Carmen De Angelis, Bruno Loi, Giuseppe Tarantini, Paolo Calabrò, Bernardo Cortese, Pietro Mazzarotto, Gabriele Gabrielli, Francesco Pisano, Michela Facchin, Leonardo Misuraca, Valerio Lucci, Roberto Gistri, Gabriele Tumminello, Luciano Moretti, Alessandro Colombo, Alessandro Durante, Massimo Fineschi, Davide Piraino, Maurizio Ferrario, Sebastian Coscarelli, Annamaria Nicolino, Maurizio Tespili, Donatella Corrado, Giuseppe Steffenino
BACKGROUND: The bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) technology may be an appealing option in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. However, the available evidence on its use in this challenging subset is limited. METHODS: Registro Absorb Italiano (RAI) is a multicenter, prospective registry that aims to assess BVS performance through a 5-year follow-up of all consecutive patients who undergone at least 1 successful BVS implantation. As a part of it, a subgroup analysis in STEMI patients was performed and the outcomes of this cohort compared to the remaining population (defined as "non-STEMI") are reported here...
February 3, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421988/high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-hdl-c-levels-independently-correlates-with-cardiac-arrhythmias-and-atrial-fibrillation
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Farzin Brian Boudi, Nicholas Kalayeh, Mohammad Reza Movahed
OBJECTIVE: Acute coronary syndrome is frequently complicated by rhythm disturbances, yet any association between high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels and arrhythmias in the setting of non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (non-STEMI) is uncertain. The goal of this study was to evaluate any association between HDL-cholesterol levels and arrhythmias in the setting of non-STEMI. METHODS: Retrospective data from Phoenix Veterans Affair Medical Center records were utilized for our study...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381922/immediate-versus-deferred-stenting-for-patients-undergoing-primary-or-emergent-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yong Liu, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Clara K Chow, Shiqun Chen, Muhammad Umer Siddiqui, Qiang Li, Kai-Yang Lin, Kun Wang, Guoli Sun, Ying-Ling Zhou, Jiyan Chen, David Brieger
INTRODUCTION: Primary or emergent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stenting is the standard treatment for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or non-STEMI acute coronary syndromes (ACS) at high risk. The value of delayed stenting following balloon-facilitated reperfusion in these patients is largely unknown. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This systematic review aims to assess whether delayed stenting (vs immediate stenting) improves angiographic and cardiovascular clinical outcomes for patients with STEMI or non-STEMI ACS undergoing primary or emergent PCI...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361353/area-at-risk-and-collateral-circulation-in-a-first-acute-myocardial-infarction-with-occluded-culprit-artery-stemi-vs-non-stemi-patients
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Jaume Figueras, Imanol Otaegui, Gerard Marti, Enric Domingo, Jordi Bañeras, José A Barrabés, Bruno Garcia Del Blanco, David Garcia-Dorado
BACKGROUND: It is unclear why among patients with first acute myocardial infarction and an occluded culprit artery only some present ST segment elevation. In fact, there is no study that compares the angiographic area at risk and the collateral circulation in first NSTEMI vs STEMI patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: 205 patients admitted for myocardial infarction with occluded culprit artery were included, 132 STEMI and 73 NSTEMI. Demographic data, the area at risk determined by the BARI score and collateral supply by the Rentrop score from the 2 groups were compared...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298651/is-atherothromboaspiration-a-possible-solution-for-the-prevention-of-no-reflow-phenomenon-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-single-centre-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Antonis S Manolis
BACKGROUND: Intracoronary thrombus in acute myocardial infarction (MI) confers higher rates of no-reflow with attendant adverse consequences. Earlier randomized-controlled-trials (RCTs) of routine thromboaspiration during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) indicated a clinical benefit, but more recent RCTs were negative. However, data of selective use of this adjunctive approach remain scarce. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this single-centre prospective study was to report the results of selective thromboaspiration during PCI in patients with intracoronary thrombi, and also to provide an extensive literature review on current status of thromboaspiration...
January 1, 2018: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259501/left-circumflex-coronary-artery-as-the-culprit-vessel-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Diab Ghanim, Fabio Kusniec, Wadi Kinany, Dahud Qarawani, David Meerkin, Khaled Taha, Offer Amir, Shemy Carasso
The prevalence of the left circumflex coronary artery (LCx) as the culprit vessel in ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is reportedly lowest among that of the 3 main epicardial arteries, and has not been described for non-STEMI (NSTEMI) and stable angina pectoris. We sought to define the distribution of culprit arteries in these clinical presentations and suggest mechanisms for the differences. We reviewed 189 coronary angiograms of patients with STEMI, 203 with NSTEMI, and 548 with stable angina (n=940), and compared distributions of stenotic and culprit coronary arteries (lesions prompting intervention)...
October 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242184/sex-differences-in-treatments-relative-survival-and-excess-mortality-following-acute-myocardial-infarction-national-cohort-study-using-the-swedeheart-registry
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Oras A Alabas, Chris P Gale, Marlous Hall, Mark J Rutherford, Karolina Szummer, Sofia Sederholm Lawesson, Joakim Alfredsson, Bertil Lindahl, Tomas Jernberg
BACKGROUND: This study assessed sex differences in treatments, all-cause mortality, relative survival, and excess mortality following acute myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS: A population-based cohort of all hospitals providing acute myocardial infarction care in Sweden (SWEDEHEART [Swedish Web System for Enhancement and Development of Evidence-Based Care in Heart Disease Evaluated According to Recommended Therapies]) from 2003 to 2013 was included in the analysis...
December 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240961/anomalous-origin-of-culprit-coronary-arteries-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Paweł Tyczyński, Krzysztof Kukuła, Arkadiusz Pietrasik, Tomasz Bochenek, Artur Dębski, Anna Oleksiak, Miłosz Marona, Michał Lelek, Janina Stępińska, Adam Witkowski
BACKGROUND: To describe a series of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients in whom anomalous origin of culprit coronary artery (AOCCA) was diagnosed. Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in AOCCA are performed very infrequently. METHODS: Electronic databases from three high-volume tertiary cardiac centers were retrospectively searched for the presence of AOCCA in ACS. RESULTS: Different types of AOCCA in ACS were identified in 20 patients...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199084/ethnicity-influences-cardiovascular-outcomes-and-complications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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S Kou, J Y Cao, S Yeo, D J Holmes-Walker, S L Lau, J E Gunton
AIM: To determine whether cardiovascular outcomes in type 2 diabetes (T2D) differ according to ethnicity, and whether ethnicity influences the effect of gender on these outcomes in Caucasians, East-Southeast-Asians, Middle-Easterners, South-Asians and Pacific-Islanders. METHODS: We compared demographics, HbA1c, lipid profile, renal function markers, and prevalence of macrovascular and microvascular complications between ethnic groups. Cross-sectional data was prospectively collected from 204 consecutive patients at Westmead Hospital's T2D clinic from April-October 2015...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177059/gender-differences-in-the-decrease-of-in-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-during-the-last-20-years-in-switzerland
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Dragana Radovanovic, Burkhardt Seifert, Marco Roffi, Philip Urban, Hans Rickli, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Paul Erne
Objective: To assess temporal trends of in-hospital mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) enrolled in the Swiss nationwide registry (AMIS Plus) over the last 20 years with regard to gender, age and in-hospital treatment. Methods: All patients with AMI from 1997 to 2016 were stratified according to ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or non-STEMI (NSTEMI), and gender using logistic regression analyses. Results: Among 51 725 patients, 30 398 (59%) had STEMI and 21 327 (41%) had NSTEMI; 73% were men (63...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155294/long-term-survival-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Kristin M Kvakkestad, Leiv Sandvik, Geir Øystein Andersen, Kjetil Sunde, Sigrun Halvorsen
AIM: To compare short- and long-term survival in patients admitted to hospital after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with and without out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: Prospective cohort study of all AMI patients admitted to Oslo University Hospital Ulleval from September 1, 2005 to December 31, 2011. All-cause mortality was obtained from the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry with censoring date December 31, 2013. Cumulative survival was assessed with the Kaplan-Meier and the Life-table method...
November 16, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055661/bivalirudin-versus-heparin-without-glycoprotein-inhibition-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-comparison-of-ischemic-and-hemorrhagic-outcomes-over-10years
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Hannah I Chaudry, Theodore B Curran, Bruce W Andrus, Sheila M Conley, James T DeVries
OBJECTIVE: The choice of antithrombotic agent used during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is controversial. While earlier studies suggested a reduction in bleeding events with bivalirudin, these studies were confounded by the concomitant use of glycoprotein IIbIIIa inhibitors (GPI) in the heparin group. More recent studies have challenged the superiority of bivalirudin, pointing to an increased risk of stent thrombosis. Real-world data remains limited. METHODS: We queried our institutional catheterization laboratory database for all PCI cases performed between January 2003 and December 2012 using only heparin or only bivalirudin (no use of GPI)...
September 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054840/contemporary-risk-stratification-after-myocardial-infarction-in-the-community-performance-of-scores-and-incremental-value-of-soluble-suppression-of-tumorigenicity-2
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Yariv Gerber, Susan A Weston, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Allan S Jaffe, Sheila M Manemann, Ruoxiang Jiang, Véronique L Roger
BACKGROUND: Current American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines recommend the GRACE (Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events) and TIMI (Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction) scores to assess myocardial infarction (MI) prognosis. Changes in the epidemiological characteristics of MI and the availability of new biomarkers warrant an assessment of the performance of these scores in contemporary practice. We assessed the following: (1) the performance of GRACE and TIMI to predict 1-year mortality in a cohort of patients stratified by ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) and non-STEMI (NSTEMI) and (2) the incremental discriminatory power of soluble suppression of tumorigenicity-2, a myocardial fibrosis biomarker...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988425/the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-adenosine-diphosphate-receptor-inhibitor-pretreatment-among-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-treated-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-community-practice-insights-from-the-translate-acs-study
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Mark B Effron, Tracy Y Wang, Gregg C Fonarow, Timothy D Henry, Marjorie E Zettler, Brian A Baker, Lisa A McCoy, Eric D Peterson
OBJECTIVES: To understand the optimal timing of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) receptor inhibitor pretreatment prior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) among acute myocardial infarction (MI) patients. BACKGROUND: The role of ADP receptor inhibitor pretreatment in this population is unclear. METHODS: A total of 9,251 ADP receptor inhibitor-naïve MI patients undergoing PCI at 229 TRANSLATE-ACS sites were evaluated. Adjusted risks of in-hospital major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and major bleeding were compared among patients with and without pretreatment using inverse probability-weighted propensity adjustment...
October 8, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974496/outcome-of-stable-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-within-48%C3%A2-hours-a-single-center-retrospective-experience
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Christina Grothusen, Christine Friedrich, Johannes Loehr, Jette Meinert, Eva Ohnewald, Ulysses Ulbricht, Tim Attmann, Assad Haneya, Katharina Huenges, Sandra Freitag-Wolf, Jan Schoettler, Jochen Cremer
BACKGROUND: The optimal timing of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in clinically stable patients with acute myocardial infarction who are unsuitable for percutaneous coronary intervention is unclear. We report our experience with early CABG in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between January 2001 and May 2015, 766 patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI, n=305) or non-STEMI (NSTEMI, n=461) not including cardiogenic shock underwent CABG within 48 hours at our department...
October 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919819/migraine-and-risk-of-stroke-and-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-two-case-control-studies-in-the-danish-population
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Merete Osler, Ida Kim Wium-Andersen, Martin Balslev Jørgensen, Terese Sara Høj Jørgensen, Marie Kim Wium-Andersen
INTRODUCTION: Migraine has consistently been associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke, while the evidence for a relation with other types of stroke or coronary outcomes is limited. We examined the association between migraine and stroke and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) subtypes and the influence of potential confounding factors. METHODS: All first-time hospital contacts for stroke (n=155,216) or ACS (n=97,799) were identified in Danish National Patient Registers and matched with 2 control groups of the background population...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868102/a-novel-electrocardiographic-sign-of-an-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-equivalent-de-winter-syndrome
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Mustafa Ugur Goktas, Ozgur Sogut, Mehmet Yigit, Onur Kaplan
Patients with de Winter syndrome, also termed anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)-equivalent, represent 2% of all patients with acute anterior myocardial infarctions admitted to emergency departments (EDs). STEMI-equivalents do not present with classical electrocardiogram (ECG) changes but exhibit a critical stenosis of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery. This is under-recognized by clinicians and is therefore associated with high morbidity and mortality. Here, we report a rare case of a novel, typical, STEMI-equivalent ECG pattern without obvious ST-segment elevation in a 34-year-old female who presented to our ED with substantial chest pain and a large, acute, transmural anterior myocardial infarction caused by acute occlusion of the LAD coronary artery...
August 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865896/comparison-of-electrocardiographic-characteristics-in-men-versus-women%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-55-years-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-variation-in-recovery-role-of-gender-on-outcomes-of-young-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-substudy
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MULTICENTER STUDY
José A Barrabés, Aakriti Gupta, Andreu Porta-Sánchez, Kelly M Strait, J Gabriel Acosta-Vélez, Gail D'Onofrio, Rosa-Maria Lidón, Mary Geda, Rachel P Dreyer, Nancy P Lorenze, Judith H Lichtman, John A Spertus, Héctor Bueno, Harlan M Krumholz
Young women with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have a worse prognosis than their male counterparts. We searched for differences in the electrocardiographic presentation of men and women in a large, contemporary registry of young adults with AMI that could help explain gender differences in outcomes. The qualifying electrocardiogram was blindly assessed by a central core lab in 3,354 patients (67% women) aged 18 to 55 years included in the Variation in Recovery: Role of Gender on Outcomes of Young AMI Patients study...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864323/contemporary-determinants-of-delayed-benchmark-timelines-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-men-and-women
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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/28844201/bivalirudin-versus-heparin-monotherapy-in-myocardial-infarction
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
David Erlinge, Elmir Omerovic, Ole Fröbert, Rikard Linder, Mikael Danielewicz, Mehmet Hamid, Eva Swahn, Loghman Henareh, Henrik Wagner, Peter Hårdhammar, Iwar Sjögren, Jason Stewart, Per Grimfjärd, Jens Jensen, Mikael Aasa, Lotta Robertsson, Pontus Lindroos, Jan Haupt, Helena Wikström, Anders Ulvenstam, Pallonji Bhiladvala, Bo Lindvall, Anders Lundin, Tim Tödt, Dan Ioanes, Truls Råmunddal, Thomas Kellerth, Leszek Zagozdzon, Matthias Götberg, Jonas Andersson, Oskar Angerås, Ollie Östlund, Bo Lagerqvist, Claes Held, Lars Wallentin, Fredrik Scherstén, Peter Eriksson, Sasha Koul, Stefan James
BACKGROUND: The comparative efficacy of various anticoagulation strategies has not been clearly established in patients with acute myocardial infarction who are undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) according to current practice, which includes the use of radial-artery access for PCI and administration of potent P2Y 12 inhibitors without the planned use of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors. METHODS: In this multicenter, randomized, registry-based, open-label clinical trial, we enrolled patients with either ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or non-STEMI (NSTEMI) who were undergoing PCI and receiving treatment with a potent P2Y 12 inhibitor (ticagrelor, prasugrel, or cangrelor) without the planned use of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors...
September 21, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
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