News tagged with myocardial infarctions

Patient preference for anticoagulant tx outcome varies

(HealthDay)—Patients' preferences for outcomes of anticoagulation therapy vary and are affected by previous stroke or myocardial infarction experience, according to a study published online Nov. 11 in Circulation: Ca ...

Nov 12, 2014
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Ambulance use with MI tied to higher mortality

(HealthDay)—Using an ambulance for hospital transport of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with higher mortality, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue ...

Nov 05, 2014
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Rehospitalization in younger patients

Older adults often are readmitted after hospitalization for heart failure, pneumonia, and acute myocardial infarction, a significant issue that has caused Medicare to target hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates for ...

Sep 30, 2014
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Results of IVUS-CTO trial reported at TCT 2014

A new study found that intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) -guided intervention in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) could improve outcomes compared to a conventional angiography-guided approach during percutaneous ...

Sep 16, 2014
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Results of OCT STEMI trial reported at TCT 2014

The first randomized trial to examine serial optical coherence tomography (OCT) in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was reported at the 26th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific ...

Sep 16, 2014
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Hopes dashed for an agent to prevent reperfusion injury

The administration of an experimental agent known as TRO40303 to patients who have had a heart attack, with the hope of preventing tissue damage when impaired blood flow is corrected (reperfusion), was disappointingly ineffective ...

Sep 02, 2014
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