Medical research

Gene regulates healing process after myocardial infarction

In the wake of a myocardial infarction, parts of the myocardium die and are replaced by scar tissue. The formation and stability of scar tissue is key to the survival of patients following an acute myocardial infarction. ...

Cardiology

Women more likely to die from myocardial infarction than men

Women are more likely to die from a myocardial infarction than men, according to research presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2012. The gender gap in mortality was independent of patient characteristics, revascularisation ...

Cardiology

Desert dust events may trigger myocardial infarctions

(HealthDay)—Exposure to Asian dust (AD), a windblown sand dust originating from mineral soil in China and Mongolia, a few days before symptom onset is associated with the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), ...

Cardiology

Patient-level model predicts in-hospital mortality in acute MI

(HealthDay)—A parsimonious patient-level clinical risk model can predict in-hospital mortality for patients with acute myocardial infarction, according to a study published in the Aug. 9 issue of the Journal of the American ...

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