cardiogenic shock

Older patients with STEMI and cardiogenic shock benefit from percutaneous coronary intervention

1. In this retrospective analysis of patients 75-years or older with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and cardiogenic shock, use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was associated with lower in-hospital mortality. 2. The use of PCI for older patients with STEMI and shock increased during the study period. Evidence Rating Level: Czytaj więcej…

alteplase

Low-dose intracoronary alteplase unlikely to improve outcomes in STEMI patients treated with primary PCI

1. In this randomized controlled trial, low-dose intracoronary alteplase given early during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) did not reduce microvascular obstruction. 2. Health related quality of life was not improved with low-dose intracoronary alteplase. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Acute coronary Czytaj więcej…

Cardiology

Quick Take: Christmas, National Holidays, Sport Events, and Time Factors as Triggers of Acute Myocardial Infarction: SWEDEHEART Observational Study 1998-2013

Ischemic heart disease, the most common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, has many modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, including several external factors. This retrospective observational study aimed to investigate circadian rhythms, major sports events, and national holidays as potential triggers of myocardial infarction. Investigators reviewed 283,014 cases of myocardial Czytaj więcej…