Search Tag: acute myocardial infarction

ICU Management

Study: ICU May Be Overused for Some COPD, Acute MI, HF Patients

2017 17 Feb

For patients with COPD, heart failure and myocardial infarction, who are not critically ill, a stay in the ICU may be no more beneficial than staying on a ward, according to an analysis just published in the Annals of the ATS. Thomas Valley, MD, MSc, a pulmonary and critical care researcher at the University of Michigan Medical School, and colleagues,... Read more

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1 in 7 Sepsis Patients Readmitted within 30 Days

2017 22 Jan

Readmissions due to sepsis are higher and costlier than for the four conditions already reported in the U.S. to measure quality of care and guide pay for performance, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Their research is published in JAMA to coincide with the presentation... Read more

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Study: Secondary Prevention of Acute Myocardial Infarction 'Suboptimal'

2016 28 Nov

Secondary prevention after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) aims to reduce recurrence, decrease morbidity and mortality, and improve quality of life. However, results of a new cohort study in Sweden indicate "the failure" of secondary prevention in daily clinical practice and high rate of non-fatal adverse cardiovascular events two years after AMI. The... Read more

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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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Determining Heart Attack in the ER

2015 16 Apr

A multicentre study by Swiss and Spanish researchers has found that a new strategy to rule out and rule in heart attacks in emergency departments will help physicians treat patients faster. The new technique, called high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T 1-hour algorithm, was previously tested in a small pilot study.The research team decided to conduct... Read more

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Study Shows Young Women Ignore Symptoms of Heart Attack

2015 01 Mar

New research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds that younger women ignore or dismiss early symptoms of an impending heart attack such as pain and dizziness. They also delay seeking emergency medical care. That is why death rates of young women as compared to similarly aged men are much higher. The research has been published in the journal... Read more

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Deadly Heart Risks Remain High After Hospital Discharge

2015 08 Feb

According to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers, there is a one in five risk of rehospitalisation or death in the month following an older heart patient's hospital discharge. The researchers found that the risks remain high for up to a year but can be more effectively addressed with targeted care. The study has been published in the... Read more

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Strategies to Reduce AMI Mortality Rates

2014 29 Sep

Survival rates after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) vary markedly across US hospitals. From 2006 to 2009, 30-day risk-standardised mortality rates (RSMR) after AMI varied from 13.2 percent to 18.4 percent at the 5th and 95th percentiles of hospitals, respectively. Although substantial efforts have been made to improve hospital performance, there... Read more