Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ST-segment elevation described in patients with COVID-19

(HealthDay)—For patients with COVID-19 who have ST-segment elevation, indicating potential acute myocardial infarction, there is considerable variability in presentation, and prognosis is poor, according to a letter to ...

Cardiology

Is it bloating or is it a heart attack?

A patient in the hospital for metastatic Hodgkin lymphoma with significant abdominal distention displayed sudden onset of ST-segment elevations—often an indicator of a heart attack—however the heart attack symptoms improved ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New therapeutic target for acute kidney injury identified

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common and it happens fast. Unlike chronic kidney disease, which often takes years to manifest, patients with AKI experience a rapid deterioration of kidney function over hours or days. Critically ...

Cardiology

Low cardiac troponin levels cannot safely rule out ischemia

(HealthDay)—Even very low concentrations of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) cannot safely rule out inducible myocardial ischemia in patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study ...

Cardiology

Sometimes, a non-invasive procedure will suffice

When a patient complains about chest pain, diagnosis will usually involve catheter angiography to evaluate the adequacy of blood supply to the heart. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have now established ...

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