November 18th, 2013
This week’s topics include the VA-NEPHRON-D and IABP-SHOCK II trials, a study of the sex differences in ACS symptoms among young patients, and more.
September 4th, 2013
A new study suggests that patients with suspected ACS and negative troponin and copeptin results at admission can safely be discharged if the clinical assessment is consistent with that decision.
September 17th, 2012
This week’s topics include surgical vs. lifestyle treatment for type-2 diabetes, omega-3 fatty-acid supplementation and the risk for major CVD events, FAME 2, using high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T for one-hour rule-out or rule-in of acute MI, and the timing of acute MI in patients having total hip or knee replacement.
July 23rd, 2012
A large study reports a high increased risk for acute MI (AMI) in the first 6 weeks after total-hip replacement (THR) or total-knee replacement (TKR) surgery. Analyzing a nationwide cohort from Denmark that included 95,227 patients who underwent THR or TKR and matched controls, Arief Lalmohamed and colleagues calculated the adjusted hazard ratios (HR) for AMI. Their […]
July 12th, 2012
This week’s topics include sex differences in the protective effect of statins, an action measure to lower BP among diabetics, a prediction tool for initial survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest, the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism, an intervention to prevent medication errors after hospital discharge, and rehospitalization after acute MI.
January 26th, 2012
Since 2002, the incidence of acute MI in England has dropped by one-half and the case fatality rate by one-third, according to a new study published in BMJ. The overall decline in deaths from MI is about equally due to improvements in the prevention of MI and the treatment of MI. Kate Smolina and colleagues analyzed data from […]