Posts Tagged ‘atherothrombosis’

January 27th, 2012

Plaque Rupture with Thrombosis, After Shooting Hoops


A 22-year-old white man presented to the ER with acute non-ST-segment-elevation MI, after playing basketball. He had experienced chest pain on and off for more than 10 hours before presentation. His initial EKG showed T-wave inversions in leads III and avF (see image), and his troponin T level was 1.2 ng/mL. The patient’s initial pain […]

August 30th, 2010

4-Year Findings from the REACH Registry

“Not all atherothrombosis is equal.” That’s the message from the latest findings of the international REACH (Reduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health) registry of more than 45,000 patients with “various manifestations” of atherothrombosis. According to the REACH investigators, “easily demarcated subgroups of atherothrombotic patients had widely varying risks [for future ischemic events], ranging from 7% […]