Tag Archives: myocardial infarction
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Different Causes of Death in Patients with Myocardial Infarction Type 1, Type 2, and Myocardial Injury

Data outlining the mortality and the causes of death in patients with type 1 myocardial infarction, type 2 myocardial infarction, and those with myocardial injury are limited. Methods During a 1-year period from January 2010 to January 2011, all hospitalized patients who had cardiac troponin I measured on clinical indication were prospectively studied. Patients with […]

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Myocardial Infarction

J. Heuser
19. June 2006

Single High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I to Rule Out Acute MI (video)

This study examined the performance of single high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) measurement strategies to rule out acute myocardial infarction. Methods This was a prospective, observational study of consecutive patients presenting to the emergency department (n = 1631) in whom cTnI measurements were obtained using an investigational hs-cTnI assay. The goals of the study were to […]

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Myocardial Infarction

J. Heuser
19. June 2006

Incidence, Frequency, and Clinical Characteristics of Type 3 Myocardial Infarction in Clinical Practice

Cardiac death in a patient with symptoms and electrocardiographic changes indicative of myocardial ischemia but without available measurements of cardiac biomarkers is designated a type 3 myocardial infarction. We wanted to investigate the incidence, the frequency, and the characteristics of patients diagnosed as type 3 myocardial infarction. Methods The occurrence of deaths in a well-defined […]

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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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Myocardial Infarction

J. Heuser
19. June 2006

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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Computed tomography of the chest with contrast showed a large posterior ventricular aneurysm partially occupied by a clot. (A) This is an axial view. (B) A coronal view was obtained as well. The rim of the aneurysm is heavily calcified (arrow) and can be clearly seen along with several gas pockets. An = aneurysm; Ao = ascending aorta; LV = left ventricle; N = neck of aneurysm.

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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