Myocardial Infarction

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Culprit Vessel Only Versus Complete Revascularisation in Patients with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction – Should we Stay or Stage?

For ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), there is currently no doubt that primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) of the infarct related artery (IRA) is the preferred reperfusion strategy.1 In about 50 % of cases, STEMI is associated with multivessel coronary artery disease (MVCAD), defined as a ≥50 % stenosis in at least one non-infarct related epicardial coronary artery (N-IRA, Figure 1).2,3 Like many other facto

Diabetes Drugs and Cardiovascular Event Reduction: A Paradigm Shift

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases, affecting >30 million people in the US and 422 million worldwide.1,2 Alarmingly, both the incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes have doubled in the US since 1990.3 This is driven by an aging population, obesity, physical inactivity, and prolonged survival in those with diabetes, among other factors.

Self-Applied Chest Patch Catches Common Irregular Heartbeat More Quickly Than Usual Care

ORLANDO (Mar 10, 2018)

For people at heightened risk for atrial fibrillation (AFib)–a common heart rhythm disorder that also carries a high risk of stroke–wearing a self-adhering chest patch that records heart patterns may better detect the condition and facilitate more timely treatment than relying on usual care, according to one-year data being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.