Cardiology

Cardiac disease: Coronary or not?

Acute myocardial Infarction (AMI) is a major cause of death and disability. Worldwide, one in eight patients die of an ischemic heart disease. Its rapid and accurate diagnosis is critical for the initiation of effective evidence ...

Cardiology

Troponin linked to increased risk of death

A blood test that measures the presence of heart specific proteins called troponins is used by A&E hospitals to diagnose myocardial infarction in patients with chest pain. But even normal levels of the protein in patients ...

Cardiology

Dronedarone promotes cardiac repair after a heart attack

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine reports that the antiarrhythmic drug, dronedarone, promotes cardiac repair after a heart attack. The study, led by Dr. Uwe Lendeckel, Professor for Medical Biochemistry ...

Cardiology

Stem cell-stimulating therapy saves heart attack patients

Researchers at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2014 Annual Meeting revealed how a protein encourages the production of stem cells that regenerate damaged tissues of the heart following an acute attack ...

Cardiology

Prasugrel and ticagrelor: Equally safe and effective in STEMI

The antiplatelet drugs prasugrel and ticagrelor had similar safety and efficacy among patients with acute myocardial infarction and ST segment elevations (STEMI), according to results of PRAGUE-18, the first randomised, head-to-head ...

Cardiology

No beneficial effects seen for cyclosporine A in reperfused MI

(HealthDay)—A single intravenous cyclosporine A (CsA) bolus just before primary percutaneous coronary intervention has no beneficial effects on ST-segment resolution in reperfused myocardial infarction (MI), according to ...

Health

Occupational therapy reduces hospital readmissions

An independent study published in Medical Care Research and Review found that "occupational therapy is the only spending category where additional hospital spending has a statistically significant association with lower readmission ...

Health

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 ...

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