Tag Archives: myocardial infarction

Hospital Admissions for Chest Pain Associated with Cocaine Use in the United States

The outcomes related to chest pain associated with cocaine use and its burden on the healthcare system are not well studied. Methods Data were collected from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2001-2012). Subjects were identified by using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes. Primary outcome was a composite of mortality, myocardial infarction, […]

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The Extent of Myocardial Injury During Prolonged Targeted Temperature Management After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

  The aim of this study is to evaluate the extent of myocardial injury by cardiac biomarkers during prolonged targeted temperature management of 24 hours vs 48 hours after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Methods This randomized Scandinavian multicenter study compares the extent of myocardial injury quantified by area under the curve (AUC) of cardiac biomarkers during […]

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Tucked Away: An Infected Thrombus

Presentation A relic from a previously undiagnosed event was a persistent source of infection in a 50-year-old man. The patient presented to his primary care provider’s office with a 3-week history of fevers, dyspnea on exertion, nonproductive cough, and left shoulder pain. He was sent to the Emergency Department to exclude an acute pulmonary embolism […]

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Postcardiac Injury Syndrome: A Rare Complication of Elective Coronary Angioplasty

Postcardiac injury syndrome conventionally has been described after myocardial infarction or cardiac surgery, but it is an infrequent complication of endovascular procedures. We report an unusual case of postcardiac injury syndrome occurring immediately after elective angioplasty. A 58-year-old man attended our hospital (Northwick Park Hospital) for elective angiography for symptoms of exertional angina. He had […]

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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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