Search Tag: myocardial infarction

Cardiology Management

The Cardiac Risk of Fearing COVID-19

2020 30 Jul

Coronavirus disease has caused havoc around the world. There are more than 300 clinical trials underway for this illness, but so far, no specific therapies have demonstrated the ability to decrease mortality. Since there is no therapeutic cure for COVID-19, authorities across the globe have implemented aggressive mitigation strategies to stop the spread... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiomics Helps in Heart Attack or Myocarditis Verification

2020 16 Jan

New findings show that radiomics and machine learning (ML) can be combined to help ascertain if late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac MR images indicated myocardial infarction (MI) or myocarditis.   You might also like: Machine Learning Improves Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis   A study published in Radiology: Cardiothoracic... Read more

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Gene therapy sparks healthy heartbeats

2018 15 May

Following a heart attack, often the heart has difficulty performing one of its most basic jobs: beat at a normal rate. This is because after myocardial infarction, heart muscle cells are replaced by fibroblasts and new blood vessels, which do not conduct electricity and leave the heart susceptible to ventricular tachycardia – an excessive heart... Read more

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Fewer Heart Attacks During Weekends, Summer Vacation

2017 11 Jul

New research supports evidence showing that stress is related to a higher risk of myocardial infarction (MI) – i.e., heart attack. In the new nationwide registry study of 156,000 people of the Swedish population, the daily incidence rate of MI was higher during the winter holidays, and on Mondays, whereas rates were lower during weekends and during... Read more

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Heart Attack Shown to be 'Systemic Condition'

2017 04 Jul

An acute heart attack (myocardial infarction) is a "systemic" condition with an impact upon the whole body and triggers responses in other organs, such as liver and spleen, according to new research published in the journal Oncotarget. The study is the first to scientifically describe the full picture of a myocardial infarction, enhancing our understanding... Read more

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Artificial Intelligence Assists in Treatment of Heart Patients

2017 17 Jun

A clinical study was recently launched by Finnish researchers to use the latest analytical methods to recognise myocardial infarction patients at high risk of complications. The University of Tampere and TAYS Heart Hospital use artificial intelligence technologies for the home care of heart patients. Their goal is to predict complications as early... Read more

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Heart Monitoring in Vehicles: Could Your Car Predict a Cardiac Event?

2017 12 Jun

When a driver experiences an unexpected cardiac event on the road, he/she is not the only one at risk. Fellow passengers and motorists may also face death or serious injury during such an event. Michigan Medicine researcher Kayvan Najarian, PhD was approached by Toyota with statistics that underscored the dangers associated when a person behind the... 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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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... 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... Read more