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Scognamiglio R - - 2006
The publisher regrets that this was an accidental duplication of an article that has already been published in Eur. J. Echocardiogr., 4 (2003) 135-140, . The duplicate article has therefore been withdrawn.
Rentas Evelyn - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: The association between ischemic cardiomyopathy and C reactive protein (CRP) as an acute-phase inflammatory reactant has been reported. Increased highly sensitive C-reactive protein levels have been associated with a higher cardiovascular risk. We found no appreciable structural differences between Quantitative CRP and Highly Sensitive CRP but we found differences ...
Jick Hershel - - 2006
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk of long-term use of five nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)--rofecoxib, celecoxib, ibuprofen, naproxen, and diclofenac--in relation to acute myocardial infarction. DESIGN: Five separate nested case-control studies, one for each NSAID, designed to minimize important biases present in other observational studies. Setting. University-affiliated research program. Data ...
Bellone Andrea - - 2006
Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is a safe and effective technique that can prevent side effects and complications related to endotracheal intubation. Acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema is currently the second most common indication for NIV, mainly in emergency departments. In this article we examine recent literature related to the applications of NIV ...
Smit Johannes W A - - 2006
Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular mortality because of multiple pathophysiologic mechanisms. Acute stress-induced hyper-glycemia during acute myocardial infarction has gained much attention, as blood glucose levels seem to be an independent risk factor for acute myocardial infarction-related death. Clinical studies that identify stress-induced hyperglycemia as a ...
Goerre Stefan - - 2007
BACKGROUND: First investigations of the interactions between weather and the incidence of acute myocardial infarctions date back to 1938. The early observation of a higher incidence of myocardial infarctions in the cold season could be confirmed in very different geographical regions and cohorts. While the influence of seasonal variations on ...
Guo Chuanhai - - 2006
Therapy-related acute myeloid leukemias arise as a result of cytotoxic chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. The most common types of acute myeloid leukemia arising in this setting are acute myeloid leukemia with maturation, and lesser numbers of acute myelomonocytic leukemia, acute monocytic leukemia, acute erythroleukemia, or acute megakaryocytic leukemia. We present ...
Kawabe Ken - - 2006
Acute organophosphate poisoning (OP) shows several severe clinical symptoms due to its strong blocking effect on cholinesterase. Acute pancreatitis is one of the complications associated with acute OP, but this association still may not be widely recognized. We report here the case of a 73-year-old man who had repeated abdominal ...
Tan I L - - 2006
Simultaneous thrombotic occlusion of multiple coronary arteries in acute myocardial infarction is a well-recognised phenomenon. Studies have reported diffuse destabilisation of atherosclerotic plaques in patients with acute myocardial infarction, leading to the concept of "pan-coronaritis". The putative mechanism is attributed to a systemic thrombophilic and inflammatory state. We report the ...
Takase Bonpei - - 2006
A 73-year-old man presented with suspected acute myocardial infarction at the outpatient clinic. However, the clinical symptoms and the laboratory findings were not diagnostic. Only emergency cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was helpful in making a definitive diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. Cardiac MRI is a useful diagnostic tool for ...
Huizar Jose F - - 2006
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a noninflammatory, nonatherosclerotic disease of the small- to medium-sized vessels that primarily affects young females in their second to fourth decades of life. Typically, FMD involves the renal and extracranial arteries, but at autopsy, it has also been reported to affect the coronary arteries. However, its ...
A. I. Oyati, S. ...
Myocardial infarction is thought to be rare in Nigerians. This assumption may not be tenable any longer. We report 4 cases of acute myocardial infarction within one year out of which 3 were Nigerians. This seemingly increasing incidence may not be unconnected with the increase in the number of trained ...
Fiellin David A - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Elderly adults with alcohol-related diagnoses represent a vulnerable population that may receive lower quality of treatment during hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction. We sought to determine whether elderly patients with alcohol-related diagnoses are less likely to receive standard indicators of quality care for acute myocardial infarction. METHODS: We conducted ...
Pedrinazzi Claudio - - 2006
Atrial flutter is a common arrhythmia that may cause significant symptoms, including palpitations, dyspnea, chest pain and even syncope. Frequently it's possible to diagnose atrial flutter with a 12-lead surface ECG, looking for distinctive waves in leads II, III, aVF, aVL, V1,V2. Puech and Waldo developed the first classification of ...
Chan Wai-Man - - 2005
A 34-year-old woman, with preceding flu-like febrile illness, developed acute macular neuroretinopathy in her left eye with typical reddish brown macular lesions and a dense paracentral scotoma. Her condition was evaluated with multifocal electroretinogram and optical coherence tomography in her acute and recovery phases. The findings assist ophthalmologists striving for ...
Cao Jie J - - 2005
Acute hyperglycemia during myocardial infarction predicts adverse short-term outcomes and mortality in diabetic patients. Conversely, chronic hyperglycemia is associated with an increased incidence of long-term cardiovascular complications, although its effect on acute hyperglycemic response and mortality after acute myocardial infarction is unknown. We investigated the prognostic relation of the glucose ...
Brunot S - - 2005
The aim of this study was to evaluate the inter-observer and intra-observer agreement of the diagnosis of sub-segmental acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in an inpatient population explored by 16 slice multi-detector spiral computed tomography (MDCT). Four hundred consecutive inpatients were referred for MDCT for the clinical suspicion of acute PE. ...
Erbilen E - - 2005
Sumatriptan is widely used in the treatment of acute attacks of cluster headache. It is a serotonin-1 (5HT-1) agonist. Several studies have reported an association between sumatriptan use and myocardial infarction, possibly due to the generalized vasoconstrictive nature of this agent. We report a 16-year-old male patient presenting with acute ...
Ujino Keiji - - 2005
The ability of real-time intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography to predict left ventricular remodeling after reperfused acute myocardial infarction was assessed in 47 patients. Intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography was an independent predictor of left ventricular dilation after acute myocardial infarction. In particular, normal contrast opacification within dyssynergic segments indicated a very ...
Danchin N - - 2005
The appointment of new cardiologists and their involvement in emergency care may lead to decreased mortality in patients suffering acute myocardial infarction.
Gunnarsson Gunnar - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Patients with right bundle branch block comprise 5-9% of all patients with acute myocardial infarction. In spite of this, limited data exist on early diagnosis or the usefulness of continuous electrocardiographic monitoring in these patients. METHODS: A prospective multicenter study with 14 Swedish coronary care units. Patients with right ...
Sucu M Murat - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to study the change in the plasma homocysteine concentration in the early stage of acute myocardial infarction and its relationship with the acute phase reactants. METHODS: We included into the study 33 patients who were admitted to the hospital with acute myocardial infarction within the first three ...
Zuffa M - - 2005
The prothrombotic effect of malignant diseases on organism is commonly known. We review the documentation of the Medical Department in Liptovsky Mikulas filed in years 1996-2002 (15,512 patients). 120 patients suffered from significantly coinciding acute myocardial infarction and malignant diseases (p = 0.05). In 17 of them the correlation was ...
Noirot Laura A - - 2005
We have previously shown that using computerized alerts and academic detailing results in significant improvement in physician adherence to secondary prevention guidelines for acute myocardial infarction. However, information about patient medication adherence after hospital discharge was not previously available. Using electronic outpatient prescription claims data, medication adherence for a coronary ...
Hamilos Mihalis I - - 2005
The case is described of a man aged 51 years who, one hour after a coronary angiographic examination that showed coronary arteries without lesions, suffered an acute inferior myocardial infarction as the result of an acute allergic reaction, probably to the iodinated contrast agent that was used. Acute myocardial infarction ...
Fischer Thomas - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The incidence of acute myocardial infarction has declined in several Western countries during the last decades. The incidence and mortality of acute myocardial infarction follow a seasonal pattern. We examined if changes in the incidence of acute myocardial infarction were associated with any changes in seasonality. METHODS: The study ...
Ceriello Antonio - - 2005
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 action of acute hyperglycaemia is discussed in order to explain the worse prognosis in subjects with myocardial infarction ...
Tsai Ching-Hong - - 2004
The authors evaluated the effect of stress due to the Ji-Ji, Taiwan, earthquake, which occurred at 1:47 a.m. on September 21, 1999, on the onset of acute myocardial infarction in six counties near the earthquake epicenter. The rate of hospitalization due to acute myocardial infarction increased during the 6 weeks ...
Ryan Catherine J - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Individuals need to recognize acute myocardial infarction symptoms in order to seek treatment promptly. Previous acute myocardial infarction symptom studies asked subjects to identify single symptoms from a list. However, people think about illnesses or respond to symptoms by considering groups or clusters of symptoms. OBJECTIVE: To use Q ...
Imran S Ali - - 2004
Hyperglycemia on admission to the coronary care unit is associated with poor outcome. It has now been reasonably well established that intravenous insulin infusion during acute myocardial infarction has a protective role and reduces mortality. The present article reviews the current understanding of the cardioprotective effect of insulin and the ...
Connelly K A - - 2004
Emotional distress as a trigger for acute myocardial infarction is beginning to gain credibility as it is recognised that traditional risk factors can account for only half of all myocardial infarctions. Here, three cases of myocardial infarction are presented in the setting of an acute emotional stressor, with coronary angiography ...
Bellone Andrea - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Noninvasive pressure support ventilation (NIPSV) delivered by face mask has proved an effective treatment for patients with acute pulmonary edema. However, an increase in acute myocardial infarction rate has been reported with this ventilation modality. We investigated whether the use of NIPSV increases the incidence of acute myocardial infarction ...
Calvo-Romero José María - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Syncope is a possible but little known presenting manifestation of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). The importance of syncope at the presentation of acute PE is not known. OBJECTIVES: To report the frequency and to establish the prognostic significance of syncope at the presentation of acute PE. METHODS: A retrospective ...
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Each year, around 1 in 1,000 adults in the UK has an acute upper gastrointestinal bleed. Acute treatment often includes the use of a proton pump inhibitor, although none is licensed in the UK for this indication. Here we consider whether such treatment helps and, if so, how it should ...
Görg C - - 2004
Splenic infarction frequently occurs in patients with myeloproliferative diseases, endocarditis, and sickle cell anemia. Various sonographic patterns of splenic infarction do exist. but little is known about tumor associated splenic infarction in cancer patients. Between January 1992 and December 2002, 66 patients were diagnosed with splenic infarction by color Doppler ...
Ruiz-Nodar Juan M JM Unidad de Hemodinámica y Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Universitario de San Juan, Alicante, - - 2004
The RAVEL and SIRIUS studies have demonstrated important reductions in clinical and angiographic restenosis in lesions treated with sirolimus-eluting stents. However, inclusion criteria in both studies excluded complex lesions. We studied immediate and long-term results with this stent in these complex lesions. Prospective, observational study with clinical and angiographic follow-up ...
Malach Monte - - 2004
A number of studies have demonstrated a relationship between depression and low perceived social support and increased cardiac morbidity and mortality in patients with coronary heart disease. There is also evidence that depression increases the risk of acute myocardial infarction and morbidity and mortality following it. This review examines those ...
Gül Cetin - - 2004
Essential thrombocythemia (ET) rarely causes obstruction of coronary arteries or acute myocardial infarction. Treatment of acute myocardial infarction in patients with ET may be a problem due to the important role of platelets in the pathogenesis of infarction. There is no reported case of acute myocardial infarction with essential thrombocythemia ...
Xue Joel - - 2004
A new computerized acute coronary syndrome (ACS) computer algorithm has been developed with the aim of improving the electrocardiographic detection of acute myocardial ischemia and infarction in the emergency department (ED). The purpose of this study was to determine the added value of the new ACS algorithm in assisting ED ...
Bodí Vicent V Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Clínic i Universitari, Universitat de València, Valencia, - - 2004
We analyzed the safety and feasibility of myocardial echocardiography with intracoronary injection of contrast, its effect on left ventricular remodeling and systolic function, and its relationship with angiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the evaluation of post-infarction coronary microcirculation. Thirty patients with a first ST-elevation myocardial infarction and a ...
Kozmar Damir - - 2003
This study examined the prevalence of depression based on scores of 200 patients with acute coronary syndrome on the Emotion Profile Index of Plutchik and its relationship with the type of acute coronary syndrome and the severity of ischemic heart disease. Patients with acute coronary syndrome scored higher on depression ...
Alter David A - - 2003
Socioeconomic status is an important predictor of cardiovascular health and outcomes both in Canada and worldwide. Social epidemiologists have struggled to identify the causal pathways that link poverty with death. While some have hypothesized that socioeconomic-outcome disparities are merely an epiphenomenon of analytic pitfalls, others perceive that wealth-health gradients are ...
Salam Amar M AM Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Sate of - - 2003
To our knowledge, acute myocardial infarction after jellyfish envenomation has not been reported previously. We describe a previously healthy 45-year-old male diver who had an acute inferior myocardial infarction with right ventricular involvement after a jellyfish sting on his left forearm while diving in the Gulf Sea. The patient had ...
Culić Viktor - - 2003
While differences between anterior and inferior acute myocardial infarction have been observed, clinical features of lateral infarction are poorly investigated. However, the impact of gender on clinical course and prognosis after myocardial infarction is not fully understood. Electrocardiographically determined infarct site, demographic and clinical variables were prospectively recorded for 1623 ...
Dempfle Carl-Erik - - 2003
We evaluated assay systems for detection of in vivo thrombin activity in patients with acute myocardial infarction. The study included 31 consecutive patients with acute myocardial infarction treated either with fibrinolytic therapy (FLT), or acute PTCA. Blood samples were drawn at admission, after 30 min, 1 h, 3 h, 6 ...
Gowda Ramesh M - - 2003
Heavy alcohol drinking may trigger the onset of acute myocardial infarction. Although the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood, alcohol-induced changes in blood homeostasis, endothelial dysfunction, decreased fibrinolysis, and coronary spasm are the possible explanations. There are rare reports of acute myocardial infarction in young individuals triggered by acute heavy alcohol ...
Porath Avi - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Variation in case mix of patients can significantly influence outcome. In this study, the management and outcomes of patients with acute myocardial infarction who were admitted either to coronary care units or to internal medicine wards were examined. METHODS: A nationwide prospective study was performed during a 2-month period ...
Hsia Hsiao-Chung - - 2002
Colonic complications of severe acute pancreatitis are quite uncommon and always occur in the transverse colon and splenic flexure. Here we report the case of a 47-year-old male with mild acute pancreatitis (Ranson's score 1) who suffered from acute right lower quadrant pain during hospitalization. After conservative treatment failed, he ...
Domínguez-Rodríguez Alberto - - 2002
Acute myocardial infarction is accompanied by an increase in cellular oxidative stress in the pericardial coverings of the heart. Melatonin is a highly potent and efficient radical scavenger. Little research has been carried out concerning the relationship between this antioxidant and acute myocardial infarction in humans. In this work, serum ...
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