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Chronic Myocardial Injury and Risk for Stroke

  Chronic myocardial injury, defined as persistent troponin levels >99th percentile values when measured with high-sensitivity assays (hs-cTn), is common. The association between chronic myocardial injury and stroke is unknown. This study aimed to investigate the association between chronic myocardial injury and stroke. METHODS From 2011 to 2014, we included patients with chest pain and […]

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Short-Term Psychotherapy IN Acute Myocardial Infarction (STEP-IN-AMI) Trial: Final Results

The purpose of this research was to assess whether short-term psychotherapy enhances long-term clinical outcomes in patients with a recent acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Methods Patients ≤70 years old were randomized within 1 week of their AMI to short-term ontopsychological psychotherapy plus routine medical therapy vs routine medical therapy only. The primary composite outcome was […]

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Myocardial Infarction

J. Heuser
19. June 2006

Personality Traits in Patients with Myocardial Infarction with Nonobstructive Coronary Arteries

The purpose of this study was to describe type A behavior pattern and trait anger in patients with myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) and compare them with patients with coronary heart disease and healthy controls. Type A behavior pattern and anger have been linked to coronary heart disease in previous studies. This is […]

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Dr. Joseph S. Alpert

Myocardial Infarction with Nonobstructive Coronary Arteries (MINOCA)

When I (JSA) first heard the term MINOCA, it made me think that perhaps it referred to an ancient civilization in Greece resembling the Minoans on Crete. For example, “Archeologists had just unearthed the remains of one of the cities of Minoca in northern Greece.” Of course, for cardiologists, MINOCA has nothing to do with ancient […]

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Risk Estimation in Type 2 Myocardial Infarction and Myocardial Injury: The TARRACO Risk Score

Despite adverse prognoses of type 2 myocardial infarction and myocardial injury, an effective, practical risk stratification method remains an unmet clinical need. We sought to develop an efficient clinical bedside tool for estimating the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events at 180 days for this patient population. METHODS The derivation cohort included patients with type […]

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Outcomes of Elderly Patients with ST-Elevation or Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) have been classified according to the finding of ST-segment elevation on the presenting electrocardiogram, with different treatment strategies and practice guidelines. However, a comparative description of the clinical characteristics and outcomes of acute coronary syndrome elderly patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention during index admission has not been published so far. Methods […]

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