Search Tag: AMI

Cardiology Management

High-Performance Hospitals Keep AMI Patients Alive in the Long Term

2016 17 Oct

According to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine by Yale School of Medicine researchers, short- and long-term risk of death after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with hospital performance.   Risk-standardised mortality rates are widely used to measure quality and hospital performance. However, it is not known... Read more

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Rapid Test Speeds Up Chest Pain Triage - BACC Trial

2015 02 Sep

According to German research presented at the ESC Congress in London, patients arriving at the emergency department with chest pain suggestive of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) can be triaged more quickly and more safely using a new rapid assay with refined cut-offs.In a Hot Line presentation, the Biomarkers in Acute Cardiovascular Care (BACC) study... Read more

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Heart Rhythm 2014: ZOLL Showcase to Include LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator

2014 06 May

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced that that it will display its portfolio of clinical resuscitation products including the LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator, along with sudden cardiac death (SCD) education and screening tools, at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 35th Annual... Read more

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Use of Gender-Specific Chest Pain Symptoms in Early Diagnosis of Heart Attack not Conclusive

2013 26 Nov

A study published by JAMA Internal Medicine does not appear to support the use of chest pain characteristics (CPCs) specific to women in the early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI, heart attack) in the emergency department.The vast majority of patients with AMI (90%) report chest pain or discomfort, however some patients present without... Read more


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