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 ...

Cardiology

Lower hospital mortality for acute MI during heart meeting

(HealthDay)—Thirty-day mortality is lower for hospitalization with acute myocardial infarction during Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting dates, according to a study published online March 9 in the Journal ...

Cardiology

Renal transplant recipients often admitted with acute MI

(HealthDay)—Renal transplant recipients (RTRs) are often admitted with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to a study published in the Feb. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

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Hospital strategies linked to lower mortality after acute MI

(HealthDay) -- Five specific hospital performance strategies have been identified that result in lower 30-day risk-standardized mortality rates (RSMRs) for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to a study ...

Cardiology

Flu vaccination protects patients at risk for acute MI

(HealthDay)—Recent influenza does not predict acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but vaccination offers a significant protective benefit for the prevention of AMI, according to research published online Aug. 21 in Heart.

Cardiology

ACC: Stressful events up incidence of acute MI

(HealthDay)—Stressful events, including hurricanes, earthquakes, and financial crises, correlate with increased incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to three studies to be presented at the annual meeting ...

Cardiology

Recent drop in post-discharge mortality after acute MI

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), post-discharge mortality rates decreased from 2001 to 2007, according to a study published in the Oct. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

Cardiology

Acute kidney injury increased for some over last decade

(HealthDay)—Over the last decade there has been an increase in the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI), but a decrease in the incidence of AKI requiring dialysis, among elderly patients hospitalized with a heart attack ...

Cardiology

New-onset A-fib post acute MI ups complications, readmission

(HealthDay)—New-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is strongly tied to in-hospital complications and higher short-term readmission rates, according to a study published in the April 15 ...

Cardiology

Slow gait after acute MI linked to mortality, readmission

(HealthDay)—At one month after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), many older adults have slow gait, which is associated with increased risk of death or readmission at one year, according to a study published online March ...

Cardiology

Public outcomes reporting tied to lower PCI rates for acute MI

(HealthDay)—Public reporting of outcomes may be tied to lower rates of percutaneous revascularization and higher in-hospital mortality among acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients in reporting states, compared to nonreporting ...

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