Infarct

Off-hours presentation not detrimental in STEMI

(HealthDay)—For patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), presentation off-hours seems not to be associated with risk, according to a research letter published online Aug. 30 in the Journal of the ...

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A new anticoagulant option before cardioversion

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who need anticoagulation before undergoing electrical correction of their abnormal heartbeat (cardioversion) may benefit from treatment with edoxoban - a non-vitamin K antagonist (VKA) ...

Aug 30, 2016
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In medicine, infarction refers to tissue death (necrosis) caused by a local lack of oxygen due to obstruction of the tissue's blood supply. The resulting lesion is referred to as an infarct, (from the Latin infarctus (stuffed into).

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