Addition of clopidogrel to aspirin, but not early use of metoprolol, improved overall outcome in acute myocardial infarction: COMMENTARY
- Low-tech may be best for heart attacks. Chen, J.; Radford, M.J. // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Advisor;Apr99, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p3
Focuses on the advantages of treating heart attack patients with aspirin and beta blockers. Reduction of the heart's workload; Thinning of the blood.
- Audit of secondary prophylaxis after myocardial infarction. Whitford, D.L.; Southern, A.J. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/12/94, Vol. 309 Issue 6964, p1268
Examines the effectiveness of aspirin and Beta-blockers in reducing morbidity and mortality after myocardial infarction in North Tyneside, England. Evaluation of the treatment on discharge; Comparison between the efficacy of aspiring, Beta-blockers and secondary prophylaxis drugs;...
- Heart Attack Patients Face 25 Percent Lower Death Risk If
Hospitals Follow National Care Standards; First Evidence That
Guidelines for Drugs, Tests, Lifestyle Changes Save Lives. // Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;3/24/2004, p2
Heart attack patients have a 25 percent lower risk of dying within a year of leaving the hospital if their doctors and nurses follow standard national guidelines for their care, and teach them how to stick to those standards at home. This major effect on mortality rates, seen in 2,800 Medicare...
- Eligible patients may miss out on early Î²-blocker therapy. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;2/24/2007, Issue 522, p7
The article discusses research being done on the patterns of use and potential impact of early Î²-blocker therapy in non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). It references a study by M. Emery et al published in the December 2006 issue of the "American Heart Journal." Findings...
- Beta--Blockers after Myocardial Infarction: Influence of First--Year Clinical Course on Long--Term Effectiveness. Viscoli, Catherine M.; Horwitz, Ralph I.; Singer, Burton H. // Annals of Internal Medicine;1/15/93, Vol. 118 Issue 2, p99
Presents a study that examined the influence of first year clinical course on the long-term effectiveness of the beta-blocker propranolol after myocardial infarction. Assessment of the mortality rates; Analysis of changes in the treatment of patients; Evaluation of the effectiveness of...
- Post-MI therapy: Low-dose beta blockers may be as good as, maybe better than, high-dose. // Geriatrics;Jun98, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p98
Presents a summary of the article `Beta-blocker dosages and mortality after myocardial infarction: Data from a large health maintenance organization,' by H.V. Barron, S. Viskin, R.J. Lundstrom and others, published in the March 9, 1998 issue of the `Archives of Internal Medicine' periodical.
- Should every survivor of a heat attack be given a beta-blocker? Hampton, J.R.; Breckenridge, A.; Rose, Geoffrey // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);7/3/1982, Vol. 285 Issue 6334, p33
Part I, II and III. Focuses on the use of a beta-blocker in survivor of heart attack in Great Britain. Difficulty to use beta-blockers in the initial stages of a heart attack; Reduction of mortality in patients treated with beta-blockers; Administration of beta-blockers in patients due to...
- Confidence in results of beta-blocker postinfarction trials. Baber, N.S.; Lewis, J.A. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);6/12/1982, Vol. 284 Issue 6331, p1749
Examines the results of beta-blockers in myocardial infarctions. Reduction of mortality; Temporal distribution of trial admission; Improvements of technique for calculating confidence limits.
- Half of MI patients don't get beta blockers; those who don't get enough. // Modern Medicine;Sep95, Vol. 63 Issue 9, p38
Presents an abstract of the report `Treatment with beta-adrenergic blocking agents after myocardial infarction: From randomized trials to clinical practice,' by S. Viskin et. al. published on the May 1995 issue of `Journal of American College of Cardiology'.