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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135621/efficacy-of-implementation-of-a-chest-pain-center-at-a-community-hospital
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Alexandra Davis, Jason Chiu, Stanley K Lau, Yih Jen Kok, Jonathan Y H Wu
INTRODUCTION: Chest pain is the second leading cause for emergency department (ED) visits in the United States; however, <20% of the patients have acute coronary syndrome that require immediate attention. The HEART score is designed for rapid risk stratification of ED chest pain patients using the following criteria: history, electrocardiogram, age, risk factors, and troponin. It has been shown to be superior in identifying patients with low (HEART score 0-3) and high (7-10) risk of major adverse cardiac events, who can then be rapidly discharged or admitted for intervention...
December 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131477/a-risk-assessment-score-and-initial-high-sensitivity-troponin-combine-to-identify-low-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-the-emergency-department
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John W Pickering, Dylan Flaws, Stephen W Smith, Jaimi Greenslade, Louise Cullen, William Parsonage, Edward Carlton, A Mark Richards, Richard Troughton, Christopher Pemberton, Peter M George, Martin P Than
OBJECTIVES: Early discharge of patients with presentations triggering assessment for possible acute coronary syndrome is safe when clinical assessment indicates low-risk, biomarkers are negative, and electrocardiograms (ECGs) are non-ischemic. We hypothesized that the Emergency Department Assessment of Chest Pain Score (EDACS) combined with a single measurement of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) could allow early discharge of a clinically meaningful proportion of patients. METHODS: We pooled data from 4 patient cohorts from New Zealand and Australia presenting to an ED with symptoms suggestive of ACS...
November 13, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127877/breast-arterial-calcification-on-screening-mammography-can-predict-significant-coronary-artery-disease-in-women
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Brendan S Kelly, Emer ScanlON, Helen Heneghan, Ciaran E Redmond, Gerard M Healy, Enda Mc Dermott, Eric J Heffernan, Ruth Prichard, Sorcha Mc Nally
INTRODUCTION: Breast Arterial Calcification (BAC) on digital mammography has been associated with an increased risk of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). We aimed to investigate the association of BAC with findings on Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA) within a cohort of women from the national breast screening program. METHODS: Symptomatic women (chest pain) aged between 50 and 65 who underwent a CCTA and who also had a screening mammography between 2014 and 2015 were recorded...
November 3, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122104/the-diagnosis-of-chronic-coronary-heart-disease
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Christian Albus, Jörg Barkhausen, Eckart Fleck, Jörg Haasenritter, Oliver Lindner, Sigmund Silber
BACKGROUND: Chronic coronary heart disease (CHD) and acute myocardial infarction are endemic conditions. In Germany, an estimated 900 000 cardiac catheterizations were performed in the year 2014, and a percutaneous intervention was carried out in 40% of these procedures. It would be desirable to lessen the number of invasive diagnostic procedures while preserving the reliability of diagnosis. In this article, we present the updated recommendations of the German National Care Guideline for Chronic CHD with regard to diagnostic evaluation...
October 20, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121752/identification-of-coronary-artery-calcification-can-optimize-risk-stratification-in-patients-with-acute-chest-pain
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Daniel O Bittner, Richard A P Takx, Pedro V Staziaki, Sumbal Janjua, Tomas G Neilan, Nandini M Meyersohn, Michael T Lu, Anand M Prabhakar, John T Nagurney, Udo Hoffmann, Brian B Ghoshhajra
BACKGROUND: The number of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is substantial. We tested whether identification of coronary artery calcium (CAC) can improve the negative predictive value (NPV) of clinical risk assessment for ACS in patients with acute chest pain. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 826 consecutive patients (mean age: 53±11years; 42% female) without known coronary artery disease (CAD) or initially elevated serum biomarkers, whom underwent non-contrast CT, to assess the CAC score, and CT angiography (CTA), to detect coronary stenosis...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117666/prognostic-significance-of-non-chest-pain-symptoms-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Inna Kim, Min Chul Kim, Keun Ho Park, Doo Sun Sim, Young Joon Hong, Ju Han Kim, Myung Ho Jeong, Jeong Gwan Cho, Jong Chun Park, Myeong Chan Cho, Jong Jin Kim, Young Jo Kim, Youngkeun Ahn
Background/Aims: Chest pain is an essential symptom in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). One-third of patients with ACS present atypically, which can influence their receiving timely lifesaving therapy. Methods: A total of 617 NSTEMI patients from the Korea Acute MI Registry (KAMIR) and the Korea Working Group on MI (KorMI) databases were analyzed. The study population was divided into two groups by symptoms at presentation (typical symptoms group, 128; atypical symptoms groups, 128)...
November 10, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089344/impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-the-evaluation-of-stable-chest-pain-patients-insights-from-the-promise-prospective-multicenter-imaging-study-for-evaluation-of-chest-pain-trial
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Abhinav Sharma, Nishant K Sekaran, Adrian Coles, Neha J Pagidipati, Udo Hoffmann, Daniel B Mark, Kerry L Lee, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Michael T Lu, Patricia A Pellikka, Quynh A Trong, Pamela S Douglas
BACKGROUND: The impact of diabetes mellitus on the clinical presentation and noninvasive test (NIT) results among stable outpatients presenting with symptoms suggestive of coronary artery disease (CAD) has not been well described. METHODS AND RESULTS: The PROMISE (Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain) trial enrolled 10 003 patients with known diabetic status, of whom 8966 were tested as randomized and had interpretable NIT results (1908 with diabetes mellitus, 21%)...
October 31, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066939/prevalence-of-neuro-musculoskeletal-pain-and-dysfunction-in-open-heart-surgical-patients-preoperatively-and-at-6-and-12-weeks-postoperatively-a-prospective-longitudinal-observation-study
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R Nicole Bellet, Rhonda L Lamb, Tonya D Gould, Harold J Bartlett
Chronic neuro-musculoskeletal pain is an important complication of open-heart surgery (OHS). To better understand the development and natural course of neuro-musculoskeletal pain in the immediate post-OHS period, this prospective longitudinal study assessed the prevalence and degree of pain and shoulder disability, and areas of pain pre- and post-OHS. Usual medical, nursing, and physiotherapy care was provided including early extubation, education, walking, sitting out of bed, and upper, lower limb, and trunk exercises from day 1 post-operation...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061617/secondary-analysis-of-frequency-circumstances-and-consequences-of-calculation-errors-of-the-heart-history-ecg-age-risk-factors-and-troponin-score-at-the-emergency-departments-of-nine-hospitals-in-the-netherlands
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Marten Ras, Johannes B Reitsma, Arno W Hoes, Alfred Jacob Six, Judith M Poldervaart
OBJECTIVE: The HEART score can accurately stratify the risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients with chest pain. We investigated the frequency, circumstances and potential consequences of errors in its calculation. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a stepped wedge trial of patients with chest pain presenting to nine Dutch emergency departments. We recalculated HEART scores for all patients by re-evaluating the elements age (A), risk factors (R) and troponin (T) and compared these new scores with those given by physicians in daily practice...
October 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056118/validity-of-grace-risk-score-as-a-prognostic-marker-of-in-hospital-mortality-after-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Samar Firdous, Muhammad Amir Mehmood, Uzma Malik
OBJECTIVE: To determine validity of GRACE risk score as a determinant of immediate death during hospitalization for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and analyze the percentage of cardiac deaths among high, intermediate and low risk groups. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Coronary Care Unit of Mayo Hospital, Lahore, from April to July 2015. METHODOLOGY: Patients with acute chest pain were selected according to inclusion and exclusion criteria...
October 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030346/diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-aortic-dissection-detection-risk-score-plus-d-dimer-for-acute-aortic-syndromes-the-advised-prospective-multicenter-study
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Peiman Nazerian, Christian Mueller, Alexandre de Matos Soeiro, Bernd A Leidel, Sibilla Anna Teresa Salvadeo, Francesca Giachino, Simone Vanni, Karin Grimm, Múcio T Oliveira, Emanuele E Pivetta, Enrico Lupia, Stefano Grifoni, Fulvio Morello
Background -Acute aortic syndromes (AAS) are rare and severe cardiovascular emergencies with unspecific symptoms. For AAS, both misdiagnosis and over-testing are key concerns, and standardized diagnostic strategies may help physicians to balance these risks. D-dimer (DD) is highly sensitive for AAS, but is inadequate as a standalone test. Integration of pre-test probability assessment (PPA) with D-dimer (DD) testing is feasible, but the safety and efficiency of such diagnostic strategy are currently unknown...
October 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029775/-management-of-nstemi-in-a-hospital-without-interventional-cardiology-and-without-use-of-grace-score-does-the-clinician-appreciation-match-the-grace-score-calculated-retrospectively-for-the-coronarography-delay
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F Bouriche, S Yvorra, A Hassan, F Paganelli, L Bonello, S Luigi, F Attia
PURPOSE: The management of non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS) remains an issue for mobidity, mortality, and an economic stake. The first aim of the study was to evaluate the additional value of the GRACE score for the compliance with the recommended times to coronary angiography in an hospital without interventional cardiology. We also analysed the in-hospital and 6-month mortality and the predictive factors of compliance for the coronarography delays. METHODS: Retrospective monocenter cross-sectional study including consecutive patients with chest pain suggestive of a NSTEACS during 1 year...
November 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020401/discrimination-of-patients-with-type-2-myocardial-infarction
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Johannes Tobias Neumann, Nils Arne Sörensen, Nicole Rübsamen, Francisco Ojeda, Thomas Renné, Vazhma Qaderi, Elena Teltrop, Solveig Kramer, Laura Quantius, Tanja Zeller, Mahir Karakas, Stefan Blankenberg, Dirk Westermann
Aims: The differentiation of type 1 and type 2 myocardial infarction (T1MI, T2MI) is important, but challenging in the emergency department. We aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics and cardiovascular outcome of T2MI patients and to develop a clinical decision tool to differentiate T1MI and T2MI patients. Methods and results: We prospectively enrolled 1548 patients with suspected MI. All patients were followed for up to 2 years to assess mortality...
August 13, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992867/early-exclusion-of-major-adverse-cardiac-events-in-emergency-department-chest-pain-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Yuk-Ki Leung, Nga-Man Cheng, Cangel Pui-Yee Chan, Anna Lee, Jeffrey Ka-Tak Wong, Bryan Ping-Yen Yan, Anil Tejbhan Ahuja, Colin Alexander Graham, Timothy Hudson Rainer
BACKGROUND: The current evaluation of patients with chest pain presenting to an emergency department (ED) with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a lengthy process involving serial measurements of troponin. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to validate the diagnostic accuracy of a Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score with single high-sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) for early rule out of 30-day major adverse cardiac events (MACE), and to compare the TIMI score with combinations of heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) and a modified HEART (history, electrocardiogram, age, risk factors, troponin) score...
September 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977048/prevalence-and-prediction-of-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-undergoing-primary-heart-valve-surgery
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José Guilherme Cazelli, Gabriel Cordeiro Camargo, Dany David Kruczan, Clara Weksler, Alexandre Rouge Felipe, Ilan Gottlieb
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in valvular patients is similar to that of the general population, with the usual association with traditional risk factors. Nevertheless, the search for obstructive CAD is more aggressive in the preoperative period of patients with valvular heart disease, resulting in the indication of invasive coronary angiography (ICA) to almost all adult patients, because it is believed that coronary artery bypass surgery should be associated with valve replacement...
October 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954802/henry-ford-heart-score-randomized-trial-rapid-discharge-of-patients-evaluated-for-possible-myocardial-infarction
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Tiberio M Frisoli, Richard Nowak, Kaleigh L Evans, Michael Harrison, Maath Alani, Saira Varghese, Mehnaz Rahman, Samantha Noll, Katherine R Flannery, Alex Michaels, Mishel Tabaku, Gordon Jacobsen, James McCord
BACKGROUND: Hospital evaluation of patients with chest pain is common and costly. The HEART score risk stratification tool that merges troponin testing into a clinical risk model for evaluation emergency department patients with possible acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has been shown to effectively identify a substantial low-risk subset of patients possibly safe for early discharge without stress testing, a strategy that could have tremendous healthcare savings implications. METHOD AND RESULTS: A total of 105 patients evaluated for AMI in the emergency departments of 2 teaching hospitals in the Henry Ford Health System (Detroit and West Bloomfield, MI), between February 2014 and May 2015, with a modified HEART score ≤3 (which includes cardiac troponin I <0...
October 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947562/magnitude-and-characteristics-of-patients-who-survived-an-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Mayra Tisminetzky, Tracy Y Wang, Jerry Gurwitz, Lisa A Kaltenbach, David McManus, Joel Gore, Eric Peterson, Robert J Goldberg
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to describe the magnitude and characteristics of patients who did not experience any significant major adverse cardiovascular event early (within 6 weeks) and late (during the first year) after hospital discharge for an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from 12 243 patients discharged after an AMI from 233 sites across the United States in the TRANSLATE-ACS (Treatment With ADP Receptor Inhibitors: Longitudinal Assessment of Treatment Patterns and Events After Acute Coronary Syndrome) study were analyzed...
September 25, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904659/-pulmonary-embolism-at-the-university-hospital-campus-of-lome-togo-a-retrospective-study-about-51-cases
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Soulemane Pessinaba, Yaovi Dodzi Molba Atti, Soodougoua Baragou, Machihude Pio, Yaovi Afassinou, Mohamed Kpélafia, Edem Goeh-Akué, Findibé Damorou
INTRODUCTION: This study provides an analysis of the evolutionary, clinical and epidemiological aspects of pulmonary embolism at the University Hospital Campus of Lome. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, analytic and descriptive study over a period of 39 months (November 1 , 2011- January 31, 2015). All the medical records of patients hospitalized for PE in the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital Campus were analyzed. RESULTS: The prevalence of PE was 3...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895038/a-retrospective-external-validation-study-of-the-heart-score-among-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-chest-pain
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Matthew Jay Streitz, Joshua James Oliver, Jessica Marie Hyams, Richard Michael Wood, Yevgeniy Mikhaylovich Maksimenko, Brit Long, Robert Michael Barnwell, Michael David April
Emergency physicians must be able to effectively prognosticate outcomes for patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with chest pain. The HEART score offers a prognostication tool, but external validation studies are limited. We conducted an external retrospective validation study of the HEART score among ED patients presenting to our ED with chest pain from 1 January 2014 to 9 June 2014. We utilized chart review methodology to abstract data from each patient's electronic medical record. We collected data relevant to each of the five elements of the HEART score: history, electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation, patient age, patient risk factors, and troponin levels...
September 11, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889147/acute-coronary-syndrome-risk-prediction-of-rapid-emergency-medicine-scoring-system-in-acute-chest-pain-an-observational-study-of-patients-presenting-with-chest-pain-in-the-emergency-department-in-central-saudi-arabia
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Tahir Mehmood, Mohammad S Al Shehrani, Muhammad Ahmad
To assess the diagnostic validity of the rapid emergency medical score (REMS) for the risk stratification of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) from non-cardiogenic chest pain. Methods: An observational cross-sectional study was carried out among patients presenting with chest pain to the Emergency Department of Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for 6 months from January to June 2016. All patients, included through non-probability convenience sampling, were assessed using standard protocols for the physiological parameters of the REMS, and ACS was confirmed through electrocardiography, cardiac enzyme testing, and angiography (if needed)...
September 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
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