Transport to a PCI centre improved long-term outcome more than thrombolytic therapy at the community hospital in acute MI
- Implementation of a Sensitive Troponin I Assay and Risk of Recurrent Myocardial Infarction and Death in Patients With Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome. Mills, Nicholas L.; Churchhouse, Antonia M. D.; Kuan Ken Lee; Anand, Atul; Gamble, David; Shah, Anoop S. V.; Paterson, Elspeth; MacLeod, Margaret; Graham, Catriona; Walker, Simon; Denvir, Martin A.; Fox, Keith A. A.; Newby, David E. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;3/23/2011, Vol. 305 Issue 12, p1210
The article discusses a study which investigated the link between lowering the diagnostic threshold for myocardial infarction (MI) with a sensitive troponin assay and improved clinical outcomes. The study involved patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) admitted to the Royal Infirmary of...
- A 37-Year-Old Man Trying to Choose a High-Quality Hospital. Howell, Michael D. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;12/2/2009, Vol. 302 Issue 21, p2353
The article discusses the case of a 37-year-old executive who is looking for a new physician and health care system. The executive was diagnosed to have a myocardial infarction in November 2006 after he was brought to the hospital with complaints of dull chest heaviness. His hematological...
- Indicators of non-Q-wave acute myocardial infarction. // American Family Physician;9/15/1995, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p1188
Reports on a study published by Cannon and colleagues in the May 15, 1995 issue of the `American Journal of Cardiology' comparing clinical features and developing a prediction rule to assist in distinguishing between non-Q-wave myocardial infarction and unstable angina.
- Myocardial infarction: redefined or reinvented? Dargie, H. // Heart;Jul2002, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p1
Editorial. Explores the role of troponins in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. Risk stratification of the disease; Redefinition of myocardial infarction.
- Apical Balloon Syndrome (TAKO TSUBO STRESS CARDIOMYOPATHY) or Aborted Myocardial Infarction. Hanoman, H. H. // West Indian Medical Journal;Mar2010, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p232
The article discusses the diagnosis of a 44-year old man with an aborted myocardial infarction.
- Changing the diagnostic criteria for myocardial infarction in patients with a suspected heart attack affects the measurement of 30 day mortality but not long term survival. Packham, C.; Gray, D.; Weston, C.; Large, A.; Silcocks, P.; Hampton, J. // Heart;Oct2002, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p337
Objectives: To explore the effects of alternative methods of defining myocardial infarction on the numbers and survival patterns of patients identified as having sustained a confirmed myocardial infarct. Design: An inclusive historical cohort of patients admitted with a suspected heart attack....
- Coronary Angioplasty for Acute Myocardial Infarction. Topol, Eric J. // Annals of Internal Medicine;12/15/88, Vol. 109 Issue 12, p970
Presents a study which examined the role of coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infection. Historical background on the occurrence of acute coronary thrombosis; Factors associated with the pathology of the disease; Approaches for coronary angioplasty.
- Research Briefs - Estimates of MI risk. // GP: General Practitioner;3/25/2011, p10
The article focuses on the research report according to which a sensitive troponin test can be used for detecting an coronary syndrome Myocardial infarction (MI) risk in the patients in the Great Britain.
- Hospital misdiagnosis of MI impacts upon GPs. Baines, Emma // GP: General Practitioner;11/24/2003, p10
Reliance on older diagnostic tests for myocardial infarction (MI) in Great Britain hospitals have increased workload for GPs, according to researchers from the University of Warwick at Warwickshire, England. The study shows that more than a quarter of patients with MI were inaccurately diagnosed...