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Nearly Missed: Postpartum Type B Aortic Dissection

Presentation A new mother was evaluated 3 times over 2 weeks before the aortic tear responsible for her symptoms was identified. The patient, a 37-year-old woman who had been previously healthy, was 1 week postpartum when she presented to the emergency department with chest pain, shortness of breath, and lower extremity swelling. She was discharged […]

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Cardiac Rehabilitation, Readmissions, and Death After Acute MI

Background Participation in cardiac rehabilitation has been shown to decrease mortality after acute myocardial infarction, but its impact on readmissions requires examination. Methods We conducted a population-based surveillance study of residents discharged from the hospital after their first-ever myocardial infarction in Olmsted County, Minnesota, from January 1, 1987, to September 30, 2010. Patients were followed […]

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Cardiac Rehabilitation, Readmissions, and Death After Acute MI

Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Readmissions, and Death After Acute Myocardial Infarction Participation in cardiac rehabilitation has been shown to decrease mortality after acute myocardial infarction, but its impact on readmissions requires examination. Methods We conducted a population-based surveillance study of residents discharged from the hospital after their first-ever myocardial infarction in Olmsted County, Minnesota, from […]

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Beta-blocker Use in ST-segment Elevation MI

Beta-blocker Use in ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Reperfusion Era (GRACE) Early administration of oral beta-blockers were associated with fewer cases of cardiogenic shock, ventricular arrhythmias, and new-onset heart failure, but compared with delayed beta-blocker administration, both oral and intravenous beta-blockers were associated with increased in-hospital mortality. Abstract Background Current guidelines recommend early oral […]

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Mortality Rate in Type 2 Myocardial Infarction

Mortality Rate in Type 2 Myocardial Infarction: Observations from an Unselected Hospital Cohort Mortality in patients with type 2 myocardial infarction is high, reaching nearly 50 %. The excess mortality in type 2 myocardial infarction is likely caused by the nature of the myocardial infarction rather than patient co-morbidity. Background The classification of myocardial infarction […]

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