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Double the Trouble: Acute Coronary Syndrome and Ischemic Stroke in Polycythemia Vera

Vague symptoms turned out to be life-threatening conditions. A 50-year-old man with a history of polycythemia vera presented to the hospital with epigastric discomfort and clumsiness of the right hand for 5 days. Polycythemia vera was diagnosed 1 year prior, with good control of hematocrit by intermittent phlebotomy. He did not have any other medical […]

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Intermittent Gastric Volvulus Mimicking Acute Coronary Syndrome

Intermittent gastric volvulus plagued a 61-year-old white woman with chest pain for months before it was observed on esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). She presented to the Emergency Department with complaints of progressively worsening localized, burning, left-sided and substernal chest pain that was identical to her previous myocardial infarction. Her chest pain was associated with nausea, vomiting, and […]

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Multiple Chronic Conditions & Psychosocial Limitations in Patients Hospitalized with ACS

  As adults live longer, multiple chronic conditions have become more prevalent over the past several decades. We describe the prevalence of, and patient characteristics associated with, cardiac- and non-cardiac-related multimorbidities in patients discharged from the hospital after an acute coronary syndrome. Methods We studied 2174 patients discharged from the hospital after an acute coronary […]

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Prognostic Value of Undetectable hs Troponin T in Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome

  Background The search for improved strategies for safe and early discharge of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome in emergency departments is ongoing. This Biomarkers in Cardiology (BIC)-8 biomarker substudy evaluated the usefulness of high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) below or above the limit of detection (LoD) in low-to-intermediate-risk patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome […]

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Characteristics of Patients Discharged After Acute Coronary Syndrome

Patients with a first episode of acute coronary artery disease have a more favorable psychosocial profile, experience less comorbidity, and receive more invasive procedures but similar medical management than patients with previously diagnosed coronary disease. Abstract Background Limited contemporary data compare the clinical and psychosocial characteristics and acute management of patients hospitalized with an initial […]

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