Search Tag: acute coronary syndrome

Cardiology Management

Rapidly Rule in and Rule out ACS in Ambulance Setting

2017 16 Aug

When a patient is suffering from chest pain, time is critical. The sooner you can diagnose Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), the faster the patient can begin receiving the right care. Philips Minicare I-20 allows you to perform the first cardiac troponin-I (cTnI) test in an ambulance care setting with just a single droplet of blood. It delivers lab-comparable... Read more

Cardiology Management

Is Stent Postdilation Useful in Treating ACS?

2017 01 Aug

Amidst increasing evidence showing that the risk of death is higher after stent postdilation is performed in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), an opinion piece in The American Journal of Cardiology warns against unnecessary use of postdilation in ACS patients. The article, written by a team of Chinese researchers from Wuhan University and... Read more

Cardiology Management

Single Troponin T Result Could Safely Rule Out MI in the ED

2017 18 Apr

High-sensitivity assays for cardiac troponin T can quickly and safely rule out myocardial infarction (MI) in patients presenting to emergency departments (ED) with possible emergency acute coronary syndrome, according to a meta-analysis published in Annals of Internal Medicine. A single troponin T concentration below the limit of detection in combination... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: High Suicide Risk for ACS Patients

2016 13 Dec

Researchers in Taiwan have found that patients with acute coronary syndrome are at an increased risk of suicide compared to otherwise healthy people. Their study published in Journal of the American Heart Association suggests the need to identify those patients at risk for suicide and develop effective interventions to prevent such deaths. See Also:... Read more

IMAGING Management

Imaging for Chest Pain - New Recommendations

2016 25 Jan

The American College of Cardiology and American College of Radiology have released new recommendations for diagnosing chest pain in the emergency department. The document outlines appropriate use of diagnostic imaging in 20 fundamental clinical scenarios for emergency imaging for chest pain.The clinical scenarios are broken down into leading critical... Read more

Cardiology Management

In-Hospital Heart Attack: Higher Risk of Death?

2014 17 Nov

Patients who experienced a certain type of heart attack while hospitalised for conditions other than acute coronary syndromes were at greater risk of death, compared to patients brought into a hospital for treatment following a heart attack, according to results of a new study published in JAMA.The study was conducted by Prashant Kaul, MD, of the University... Read more

Cardiology Management

GSK: Heart Drug Darapladib Fails Trial Again

2014 13 May

GlaxoSmithKline has announced that its innovative heart drug darapladib has failed reduce heart attacks or other major cardiac events in patients suffering acute coronary syndrome.This marks a further disappointment for the heart medicine that has previously failed to pass a late-stage trial for patients with well-treated heart disease. GSK’s President... Read more