Search Tag: myocardial infarction

Cardiology Management

TAVR Continues to Evolve

2015 04 Dec

According to a report published by The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) continues to evolve and has demonstrated positive outcomes for patients with aortic stenosis. When it was first approved, TAVR required cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists to use... Read more

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Prevalence of ‘Silent’ Heart Attacks

2015 10 Nov

According to a study published in JAMA, the prevalence of myocardial scars was nearly 8 percent, of which nearly 80 percent were unrecognised by electrocardiography or clinical evaluation. While ischaemic heart disease continues to be an important public health concern, a large proportion of MIs remain clinically unrecognised. It is thus important to... Read more

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Older Patients Receive Less Evidence-Based Cardiac Care

2015 17 May

Dr. Berglind Libungan’s doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy explores the topic of older patients and how despite the fact they are more likely to develop acute coronary syndrome than their younger counterparts, they receive less therapy and diagnostic procedures. Previous studies have also shown that older patients receive less evidence-based recommended... Read more

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Mobile App Speeds Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

2015 19 Mar

CodeHeart, a mobile app developed at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, allows heart attack patients to be treated more quickly (some an average of 30 percent faster) reducing potential heart damage, according to a new study reported in the journal Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine.The app allows hospital... Read more

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Gold Nanoparticles Advance Early Detection of Heart Attacks

2015 20 Jan

In collaboration with Peking University, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering professors have been working on a new test strip using gold nanoparticles generated by microplasma that demonstrates immense potential for the early detection of certain heart attacks. The novel method works by sensing a specific marker which is several thousand times higher... Read more

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Heart Attack: Stem Cells May Enhance Cardiac Repair

2014 03 Dec

Stem cell factor (SCF) delivered directly into damaged heart muscle after a heart attack may help repair and regenerate injured tissue, according to a study by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Researchers administered SCF by gene transfer shortly after inducing heart attacks in pre-clinical models, delivering SCF directly into damaged... Read more

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Heart Muscle Inflammation Peaks Twice after MI

2014 21 Nov

A new study provides evidence challenging the current consensus in cardiology that peak myocardial oedema (heart muscle swelling) only occurs immediately after a myocardial infarction (MI) or heart attack. In the study, researchers discovered a second wave of swelling and inflammation which occurs within a week of a heart attack.The discovery of this... Read more

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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

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Iodide Protects Against Reperfusion Injury

2014 13 Nov

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA, USA) have found that iodide, a safe and common chemical, can reduce reperfusion injury by up to 75 percent in mice and may hold potential for humans. Reperfusion refers to the restoration of blood flow to the heart muscle that has had its blood supply cut off, following a heart attack.Reperfusion... Read more

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Improving Chest Pain Diagnosis

2014 28 Jul

A new study conducted by a research group in Manchester and published in the Emergency Medical Journal highlights the importance of clinical judgment, electrocardiogram and blood test on arrival as an effective strategy in reducing unnecessary hospital admission for patients with chest pain. Manchester, England has one of the highest incidences of premature... Read more

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