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Chioncel V - - 2009
The diabetic patients represent a population with a high risk of morbidity and mortality because of vascular complications. Out of them, all the patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction have a more reserved prognostic than those without diabetes mellitus. Moreover, the patients with impaired glucose tolerance have a more severe ...
Parham William - - 2009
Therapeutic hypothermia has been shown in randomized clinical trials to improve neurologic outcomes following cardiac arrest. Whether therapeutic hypothermia improves important outcomes after acute myocardial infarction is an area of active research. Here we review recent experimental and clinical data that examine whether therapeutic hypothermia can improve functional outcomes or ...
Beyranvand Mohammad-Reza - - 2009
A 37-year-old man, a known case of Behcet's disease with its vascular complications such as abdominal and thoracic artery aneurysms, was admitted with the diagnosis of acute anterior myocardial infarction and received thrombolytic therapy. Coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention via transradial approach were performed for the patient on the ...
Doyle Robin - - 2009
We report a case of acute myocardial infarction due to non-antiphospholipid-related coronary artery thrombosis as the presenting manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus in a young patient. We present the acute workup and the results of successful transcatheter coronary intervention. The causes of acute myocardial infarction and coronary artery thrombosis in ...
Cvetković-Matić Danica - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of an acute myocardial infarction following a hornet sting has been very rarely reported in the previous literature. Pathogenetic mechanisms include direct action of the venom components on the coronary endothelium and allergic reaction with mediators released from mast cells. The anaphylactic reaction and venom components can ...
Patanè Salvatore - - 2011
Changing axis deviation has been rarely reported also during atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. Changing axis deviation has been rarely reported also during acute myocardial infarction associated with atrial fibrillation. Isolated left posterior hemiblock is a very rare finding but the evidence of transient right axis deviation with a left ...
Silva Caterina - - 2011
The case reported, who suffered prolonged coronary occlusion, was evaluated by repeated MRI images in the acute, subacute and chronic phase. Scans showed hemorrhagic myocardial infarction and massive endothelial injury and its evolution over time.
Floyd Kevin C KC Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, - - 2009
The effects of lifestyle changes and evolving treatment practices on coronary disease incidence rates, demographic and clinical profile, and the short-term outcomes of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction have not been well characterized. The purpose of this study was to examine multidecade-long trends (1975-2005) in the incidence rates, demographic ...
Atzema Clare L - - 2009
STUDY OBJECTIVE: More than half of all acute myocardial infarction patients still do not meet benchmark reperfusion times, and the triage assessment that all patients receive when they arrive at an emergency department (ED) is a hospital-level process that has not been studied as a potential contributor to delays. Our ...
Patan? Salvatore - - 2009
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has been identified as a member of the human kallikrein family of serine proteases and it is an established marker for detection of prostate cancer. Apparently spurious result has been reported in a work about mean serum PSA concentration during acute myocardial infarction with mean serum PSA ...
Patanè Salvatore - - 2010
Changing axis deviation has been reported during acute myocardial infarction also associated with atrial fibrillation. Isolated left posterior hemiblock is a very rare finding but the evidence of transient right axis deviation with a left posterior hemiblock pattern has been reported during acute anterior myocardial infarction as related with significant ...
Ang Tiing Leong - - 2009
CONTEXT: Endoscopic ultrasound guided transmural drainage is a well accepted treatment modality for symptomatic pancreatic pseudocysts. Pseudocyst perforation is an indication for surgery. The safety and utility of endoscopic drainage in the setting of acute myocardial infarction is unknown. This report described a case of perforated pseudocyst in a patient ...
Vekov Toni Y - - 2009
Cardiovascular mortality in Bulgaria has increased for the last 25 years, contrary to the rest of the EU countries. One of the reasons is high in-hospital mortality due to acute myocardial infarction. The Bulgarian Cardiac Institute has established a modern cardiac hospital with a catheterization laboratory (cathlab) in the Medical ...
El Hennawy Hany M - - 2009
Acute mesenteric ischemia is a serious acute abdominal condition requiring early diagnosis and intervention to improve the outcome. Although transmural acute bowel infarction represents about 1% of all cases of acute abdomen, it has a higher annual mortality rate than colon cancer. It tends to affect the colon in segmental ...
Lee Andrew Ying-Siu - - 2009
The present report describes the case of a 43-year-old woman with acute inferior myocardial infarction, in whom the culprit vessel was posteromedially located, and various diagnostic or guide catheters could not be engaged. The culprit vessel was directly cannulated using a guide wire, which allowed for a successful coronary intervention.
Ouyang Jie - - 2009
Detection of early acute myocardial ischemia/infarction prior to neutrophilic infiltration in autopsy myocardium poses a diagnostic dilemma to the surgical pathologist. Morphological changes can be subtle or not identified at all on the hematoxylin and eosin stain. To evaluate the Masson's trichrome stain and immunohistochemical stains, desmin and myoglobin, in ...
Perelman Julian - - 2009
Previous research has provided evidence that socioeconomic status has an impact on invasive treatments use after acute myocardial infarction. In this paper, we compare the socioeconomic inequality in the use of high-technology diagnosis and treatment after acute myocardial infarction between the US, Quebec and Belgium paying special attention to financial ...
Cheng Mei-ling - - 2009
Glutathione peroxidase 1 (GPX-1) has an important role in antioxidant defense and has been suggested to have a protective role against the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. In the present study, erythrocytic GPX-1 activity from 42 patients with acute myocardial infarction and 285 healthy control subjects of Taiwanese origin were determined. Our ...
Ceriello Antonio - - 2008
High admission blood glucose levels after acute myocardial infarction are common and are associated with an increased risk of death in subjects with and without diabetes. In this review, the possible toxic effects of acute hyperglycaemia are discussed as a possible explanation for the worse prognosis in subjects with myocardial ...
Warner John J - - 2008
BACKGROUND: This study compares the risk of acute myocardial infarction among patients exposed to etodolac, naproxen, celecoxib, and rofecoxib. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study in 38 258 veteran patients (26 376 patient-years) measured the adjusted odds ratios of acute myocardial infarction during exposure to etodolac, naproxen, celecoxib, or rofecoxib. RESULTS: ...
Friedrich Matthias G - - 2008
Electrocardiograms, biomarkers, and ventricular function studies are diagnostic tools that are currently used to assess patients with acute myocardial disease. These tools are limited in their diagnostic accuracy and scope. Thus, for informed therapeutic decision making, tissue characterization may serve as a very important source of information in these initially ...
Vidovich Mladen I - - 2009
The cost and length of hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction in the US are significantly higher for the Hispanic population. However, differences in comorbidities and procedure utilization do not fully explain this disparity. Additional process measures are needed to better describe these differences.
Eroglu Elif - - 2009
Sibutramine is an anti-obesity drug, which acts by inhibiting neuronal re-uptake of noradrenaline and serotonin. Although the most frequently seen effect of sibutramine on cardiovascular system is an increase in blood pressure and pulse rate, rare but severe side effects such as sibutramine-induced ventricular arrhythmias, heart failure and cardiovascular disease-related ...
Caramelli Bruno - - 2009
Acute myocardial infarction may lead to several clinical manifestations and many times this diagnosis is missed. Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a well-defined clinical syndrome of unknown etiology. Several mechanisms have been proposed but only trigger events have been clearly associated with the attack. We describe a case of acute ...
Patanè Salvatore - - 2009
One of the most common causes of hemiblocks is coronary artery disease, and there is a particularly frequent association between anteroseptal myocardial infarction and left anterior hemiblock. Changing Axis Deviation has been reported during acute myocardial infarction also associated with atrial fibrillation. Isolated left posterior hemiblock is a very rare ...
Kim Susan Y - - 2008
We adapted and tested a previously published questionnaire battery eliciting sensory and cognitive symptoms during (acute) and immediately after (post-acute) GHB intoxication. Studying 125 GHB users, we assessed the instrument's internal consistency using Cronbach's alpha (CA) and responsiveness to change comparing acute and post-acute symptoms. The final 14-item battery demonstrated ...
Cakmak Mahmut - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level on admission is a prognostic factor for mortality in patients with and without diabetes after myocardial infarction. In the present study, the authors examined the relationship between admission HbA1c level and myocardial perfusion abnormalities in patients with acute myocardial infarction. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients ...
Ambrosetti Patrick - - 2008
Computed Tomography is undeniably the most useful tool to confirm the suspected diagnosis of acute left-colonic diverticulitis and to objectively grade its severity into moderate diverticulitis (no signs of colonic perforation) and severe diverticulitis (signs of colonic perforation). Indeed, the severity of acute diverticulitis is statistically predictive of the risk ...
Alsén Pia - - 2008
The aim of this study was to explore patients' illness perception of myocardial infarction four months after a myocardial infarction. An important task for research on recovery from myocardial infarction is to understand the factors that influence an individual's adherence to secondary preventive strategies. Perceptual, cognitive and motivational factors have ...
Ulanovski David - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Despite the high association of allergic rhinitis and acute sinusitis, their exact relationship remains unclear, especially in pilots. The purpose of this study was to analyze the possible relationship of a history of allergic rhinitis with the occurrence of acute sinusitis in Israeli air force pilots. A comparative case ...
Salio Monica - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread clinical use as a prognostic marker in ischemic heart disorders, the actual pathogenetic role of the short pentraxin, C-reactive protein, has not undergone stringent genetic testing because of evolutionary divergence between mouse and humans. The long pentraxin PTX3 is conserved in evolution, is expressed in the heart ...
Ariës Marcel J H - - 2008
Acute trismus can have different causes. We describe the presentation, course and radiological findings of a 34-year-old man who developed acute trismus and MRI findings consistent with the combination of an old and fresh infarction in the genu of the internal capsule. We believe it is important to consider stroke ...
Rajendiran Govarthanan
Acute severe hyperkalemia can present as acute paraplegia independent of cardiac effects, even though cardiac muscle is more sensitive to serum potassium changes. We managed a patient with acute hyperkalemic paralysis who did not have threatening cardiac/electrocardiographic manifestations. The limb weakness became normal after hemodialysis.
Battaglia Luigi - - 2008
Idiopathic segmental infarction of the greater omentum is an uncommon cause of acute abdomen. The etiology is still unclear and the symptoms mimic acute appendicitis. Its presentation simultaneously with acute appendicitis is still more infrequent. We present a case of a 47-year old woman without significant previous medical history, admitted ...
Rajendiran Govarthanan - - 2008
Acute severe hyperkalemia can present as acute paraplegia independent of cardiac effects, even though cardiac muscle is more sensitive to serum potassium changes. We managed a patient with acute hyperkalemic paralysis who did not have threatening cardiac/electrocardiographic manifestations. The limb weakness became normal after hemodialysis.
Zdravkovic Slobodan - - 2007
The aim of this study was to determine the influence of genetic factors on the first episode of acute myocardial infarction. Probandwise concordances, tetrachoric correlations and quantitative genetic analyses of liability were applied to data drawn from the Swedish Twin Registry and the Swedish Acute Myocardial Infarction Register. All same-sexed ...
Khan, Sohail Q.
This is the authors' final draft of the paper published as Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2007, 49(14), pp.1525-1535. The final published version is available on Science Direct, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2006.12.038.
Thompson Jan - - 2010
Adult Attention Deficit Disorder is increasingly diagnosed and treated. Psychostimulant medications, such as methylphenidate, are commonly prescribed for this condition, but the long-term safety of such medications in an adult population is unknown at present. Because these medications are closely related to amphetamines, it is expected that toxic side effects ...
Abdulla Irfan - - 2007
Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is an important differential diagnosis of acute coronary occlusive myocardial infarction that should be understood by all clinicians. Although TTC is frequently clinically indistinguishable from acute left anterior descending coronary artery occlusion, it is readily differentiated with coronary angiography. The increasing frequency of acute angiography and revascularisation ...
Arnett J H - - 2007
Improvements in CT technology, specifically with respect to the development of multi-row detector CT, have increased the ability to detect acute myocardial ischaemia. This case report details the finding of decreased myocardial enhancement on CT in a patient who complained of acute chest symptomalogy and was diagnosed with acute myocardial ...
Takai Shinji - - 2007
Matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity is dramatically increased during the acute phase after myocardial infarction. However, the relationship between matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity and cardiac dysfunction is unclear. In 1-day post-myocardial infarction hamsters, matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity was significantly increased, while matrix metalloproteinase-2 activity was not increased. A selective matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor, [2S,4S]-N-Hydroxy-5-ethoxymethyloxy-2-methyl-4-[4-phenoxybenzoyl] aminopentanamide ...
Carney Robert M - - 2007
Both the MIND-IT and the ENRICHD studies failed to show that medical outcomes of acute myocardial infarction can be improved by treating depression. However, neither study had sufficient statistical power to convincingly test this hypothesis. More effective treatments for depression will have to be developed if this hypothesis is to ...
Brown Aaron M - - 2007
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The emergency department (ED) evaluation of potential acute coronary syndrome patients is limited by the initial sensitivity of cell injury biochemical markers. Increased ST2, a protein thought to participate in the response to cardiovascular injury, has been noted to be prognostic in patients with acute myocardial infarction. We ...
Comas George M - - 2007
This article addresses the pathophysiology, the treatment options, and their rationale in the setting of life-threatening acute myocardial infarction and acute on chronic ischemia. Although biases may exist between cardiologists and surgeons, with this review, we hope to provide the reader with information that will shed light on the options ...
Kolettis Theofilos M - - 2008
A two-peaked circadian variation in acute myocardial infarction has been demonstrated, with a morning peak attributed to physiological changes produced by nocturnal sleep. To investigate the causes of the secondary peak, we compared meal habits and circadian variation in patients with acute myocardial infarction who were accustomed to afternoon naps ...
Penicka M - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the kinetics of myocardial engraftment of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMNCs) after intracoronary injection using 99mTc-d,l-hexamethylpropylene amine oxime (99mTc-HMPAO) nuclear imaging in patients with acute and chronic anterior myocardial infarction. DESIGN: Nuclear imaging-derived tracking of BMNCs at 2 and 20 h after injection in the left anterior ...
Arleevskiy Igor P - - 2007
First comparative analysis for some hemocoagulation reactions, immune state of acute myocardial infarction has been done in two groups of patients - with mycoplasma infections and without one. Postinfarction complications in the groups were observed. Atherosclerotic plaques of the patients were also studied on a presence of mycoplasmas and a ...
Bouillon Roger - - 2006
Adrenal insufficiency is a rare disorder, usually with gradually evolving clinical symptoms and signs. Occasionally, an acute adrenal insufficiency crisis can become a life-threatening condition because of acute interruption of a normal or hyperfunctioning adrenal or pituitary gland or sudden interruption of a adrenal replacement therapy. Acute stress situations can ...
Jan Muhammad - - 2007
Acute onset, transient (reversible) myocardial contraction abnormality has been described in patients with acute non-cardiac illness and after acute emotional stress. Such reversible myocardial contraction abnormalities may occur via mechanisms other than reduction in epicardial coronary blood flow. We report a case of acute transient cardiomyopathy after smoke exposure. The ...
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