Infarct

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 ...

Nov 03, 2017
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Results from the DAPT STEMI trial reported

November 1, 2017 - The first trial to evaluate the safety of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for less than 12 months in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) found six months of DAPT was non-inferior to 12 months of ...

Nov 02, 2017
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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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