November 26th, 2013
In recent years, the medical community has grown increasingly concerned that women with heart attacks may be less likely to receive prompt and effective treatment. The difference between the sexes in the presentation of symptoms is thought to be a major barrier to better treatment for women. But now a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that […]
November 11th, 2013
This week’s topic is the association between testosterone therapy with mortality, MI, and stroke in men with low testosterone.
November 4th, 2013
This week’s topics include an observational study of better diet quality and decreased mortality among MI survivors and a clinical review of circulatory shock.
October 16th, 2013
James de Lemos reflects on a new definition of “clinically relevant myocardial infarction after coronary revascularization” from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). The SCAI proposal is published in JACC. KEY FEATURES of the NEW DEFINITION The new SCAI definition of MI after revascularization differs in several ways from the 2012 Universal Definition […]
October 4th, 2013
Borja Ibañez, lead investigator of the METOCARD-CNIC trial, discusses the effect of intravenous beta-blocker use before reperfusion in patients undergoing primary PCI.
September 23rd, 2013
This week’s topics include a randomized trial of preventive angioplasty in MI, aliskiren in patients with prehypertension, and otamixaban and ischemic events in NSTE-ACS.
February 18th, 2013
This week’s topics include the relationship between hospital readmission and mortality rates for those hospitalized with acute MI, HF, or pneumonia, the effects of body size and hypertension treatments on CV event rates, and more.
February 4th, 2013
This week’s topics include blood transfusion and increased mortality in MI, proteotoxicity and cardiac dysfunction in the elderly, combined fitness and statin treatment on mortality in veterans with dyslipidemia, and more.
January 29th, 2013
Monika Safford discusses the behavioral mechanisms that most contribute to the association between depression and MI or death in those with CHD.
October 8th, 2012
This week’s topics include beta-blockers and the lack of a cardioprotective effect for certain patients; intra-aortic balloon support for MI with cardiogenic shock; prasugrel vs. clopidogrel for acute coronary syndromes without revascularization; CRP, fibrinogen, and CVD prediction; and a comparison of thrombectomy devices for acute ischemic stroke.