Tag Archives: heart attack

New Year’s Resolution: Only Exercise on the Days You Eat

How often should I exercise, doc? “Only exercise on the days you eat,” is the advice Dr. Joseph S. Alpert, editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Medicine, gives his cardiology patients. In the spirit of this advice, here is a compilation of recent research and commentary on the importance of regular exercise. Exercise Is Just […]

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‘Doctor, I Think That I Might Be Having a Heart Attack’

In this issue of The American Journal of Medicine, Kahn et al report on closely observed and studied patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who presented with exertional chest discomfort that might have led to a diagnosis of angina, or possibly even myocardial infarction. This is one more entity in a long list of diseases that can […]

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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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