Search Tag: acute coronary syndromes

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Triggers and Timing of Acute Coronary Syndromes

2017 01 May

Results of a new Israeli study support the importance of triggers of acute coronary syndromes and the potential for this information to be used for preventive strategies. Although a trigger overall did not predict mortality or readmission, physical exertion was associated with reduced in-hospital mortality and emotional stress with a higher 30-day rehospitalisation... Read more

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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

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New Appropriate Use Criteria for Coronary Revascularisation

2016 24 Dec

The American College of Cardiology and several partner organisations have released updated appropriate use criteria for performing coronary revascularisation in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The document includes clinical scenarios that are scored to indicate whether revascularisation is appropriate, may be appropriate or is rarely appropriate... Read more

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ESC 2014: New Aortic Diseases Guidelines

2014 03 Sep

The 2014 ESC Guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases offer a comprehensive discussion of the acute and chronic diseases of the thoracic and abdominal aorta in adult patients. The document fills the gap between multiple ESC Guidelines on different heart conditions and on peripheral artery diseases published in 2011, according to... Read more