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

Treatment of heart attack patients depends on history of cancer

Treatment of heart attack patients depends on their history of cancer, according to research published today in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care. The study in more than 35 000 heart attack patients found ...

Cardiology

Argentina heart attack death rate nearly halved over 15 years

The 38th Argentine Congress of Cardiology takes place 5 to 7 October 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event is organised by the Argentine Society of Cardiology, which is an affiliated member of the European Society of ...

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 ...

Health

Some heart attack rates declining and survival improving

Coronary syndromes vary in severity, ranging from unstable angina, non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), to ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most severe diagnosis. Little data exist ...

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

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

Elevated cardiac troponin may occur without heart attack

Elevated cardiac troponin, a diagnostic marker of damage to the heart, may occur even if a patient has not had a heart attack, according to a study published in JACC: Basic to Translational Science.

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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