Search Results
Results 251 - 300 of 515
< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 >
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 ...
- - 2004
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Niessen Hans W M - - 2002
Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) belongs to the superfamily of immunoglobulin-like adhesion molecules. Up-regulation of ICAM-1 occurs in many different pathophysiological processes. Also, cardiomyocytes can express ICAM-1-for example, in acute myocardial infarction. Moreover, inhibition of ICAM-1 expression in the heart dramatically reduces infarct size. Hence, inhibitors of ICAM-1 may provide a ...
Arjomand Heidar - - 2002
Acute myocardial infarction occurs very rarely in patients with von Willebrand disease, a hereditary bleeding disorder characterized by deficiency of von Willebrand factor. We report a 45-year-old woman with von Willebrand disease who presented with acute anterior myocardial infarction. Percutaneous coronary intervention with adjuvant antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapy was performed ...
Morita N - - 2002
Diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) is used in the diagnosis of acute ischaemic disease of the brain, but it is not clear whether or not it can be used to differentiate an acute haematoma from an infarct. Our purpose was to identify any characteristic feature of acute haematomas which can be recognised ...
Yildiz Mustafa - - 2002
Diabetes mellitus is one of the most commonly associated diseases of patients suffering an acute myocardial infarction. Although the coexistence of acute myocardial infarction with other clinical manifestations of diabetes have been well described, extremely few data exists about the concomitant occurrence of hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic nonketotic coma and myocardial infarctions. ...
Kinnala P J - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Gut hypoperfusion has a major role in the pathogenesis of multiple organ failure, which is the main cause of death in severe acute pancreatitis. The effects of experimental acute pancreatitis on splanchnic and pancreatic perfusion and oxygenation were studied to find out whether gut hypoperfusion occurs already at the ...
Kuch B - - 2002
AIMS: To examine the general influence of the definition of fatal and non-fatal acute myocardial infarction and coronary deaths on the estimation of in-hospital case-fatality, and to show how the definition of acute myocardial infarction influences time-trends of hospital mortality over 11 years. METHODS AND RESULTS: As part of the ...
Fruchter Oren - - 2002
Because platelets play a major role in most thrombotic events, it is not surprising that all cases of myocardial infarctions in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) have been reported to occur only when platelets counts begin to rise. We report on a 69-year-old man with ITP who had acute ...
Batra Anjan S. - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: This report describes the evolution of an acute myocardial infarction in a 12-yr-old male with severe hyperosmolarity secondary to diabetic ketoacidosis. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Intensive care unit of a university teaching hospital. Patient: A 12-yr-old male with new-onset diabetic ketoacidosis and an abnormal electrocardiogram. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: ...
Agård A - - 2001
To investigate how patients included in trials on treatment in the early phase of acute myocardial infarction experience the consent procedure. A combined qualitative and quantitative interview concerning the patients' knowledge of the trial, their feelings about being asked to participate, and their attitudes towards the consent procedure. Tertiary referral ...
Roberge R J - - 2001
We present a case of a non-Q wave myocardial infarction and acute renal failure following an ingestion of naphtha, a petroleum distillate composed primarily of hydrocarbons. The patient's renal, metabolic, and cardiac status improved over several days with aggressive volume replacement and bicarbonate therapy. Acute cardiotoxic effects of hydrocarbon exposure ...
Dazzi H - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Acute cardiotoxicity due to anthracyclines is a rare, but life-threatening event. Interindividual sensitivity to anthracyclines is highly variable and cannot be predicted for the individual patient. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study. Medical charts and autopsy reports of patients treated for acute leukemia between 1990 and 1996 ...
Amendo M T - - 2001
Myocardial infarction presenting solely as an acute, severe headache is underdiagnosed in elderly patients. In patients over 80 years of age, myocardial infarction presents more commonly with atypical symptoms than with chest pain. The authors describe two patients who presented with headache as the only symptom of an acute myocardial ...
Danikas D - - 2001
Omental infarction is a rare entity that usually causes symptoms similar to those of appendicitis. Ultrasound or computerized tomography scan can diagnose omental infarction preoperatively. We treated two patients with omental infarction by performing a laparoscopic omentectomy in each one. The pathology verified the operative diagnosis, and both patients were ...
Bojić L - - 2001
This study is a retrospective analysis of medical findings of patients treated at the Department of Ophthalmology, Clinical Hospital Split, Croatia in the period of 1995-1999. Seventy-three cases of acute closed-angle glaucoma were analyzed and compared in relation to the meteorological factors--hours of sunshine, air temperature and atmospheric pressure. No ...
Mosiewicz J - - 2001
The study presents a case of a 48-year-old female patient, in whom first symptoms of subarachnoid hemorrhage were suggestive of acute pulmonary oedema, caused by acute left ventricular insufficiency, evoked by myocardial infarction. The authors discuss the course of illness, diagnostic difficulties and changes in circulatory system, which can appear ...
Shirani J - - 2000
In comparing the cause of death and other cardiac morphologic findings among 60 women and 40 men aged >75 years who died of acute myocardial infarction, we found that women died more often from mechanical complications than left ventricular pump failure. Women had cardiomegaly, nonanterior location of acute myocardial infarction, ...
Bai L Y - - 2000
A 70-year-old man with adenocarcinoma of the lung suffered from an attack of acute myocardial infarction during hospitalization. Eleven days after the heart attack, clinically obvious disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) occurred. The intravascular coagulation abnormalities progressed and eventually the patient died. We suspect that both lung adenocarcinoma and the insult ...
Campo S M - - 2000
The case is described of a 32-year-old man suffering from alcoholism who came to the Emergency Unit with vomiting, fever and sharp epigastric pain irradiating to the chest and upper abdomen. A diagnosis of acute pancreatitis was made after high amylase and lipase levels were observed and the results of ...
Bueno Héctor - - 2000
The short- and long-term mortality of patients greater than 75 years of age with acute myocardial infarction is still very high. These patients have been excluded from most randomized controlled trials designed to test interventions directed to improve the outcome of acute myocardial infarction. Contrary to young-old patients (65-74 years) ...
Pollard T J - - 2000
Cardiovascular death is the number one cause of death in the United States, with a rate that is more than double that for cancer. Over half of these cardiovascular deaths are due to acute myocardial infarction. Management of the patient with acute myocardial infarction during and after hospitalization is discussed ...
Bachmeyer C - - 2000
A 36-year-old man with testicular cancer had an acute myocardial infarction during the first course of chemotherapy with bleomycin, etoposide and cisplatin. Since the patient had no significant risk factors for coronary heart disease, the infarction was likely to be attributable to the chemotherapy regimen. The physiopathological mechanisms of this ...
Bueno Héctor - - 2000
The progressive aging of the population is associated with an increase in the proportion of very old patients (greater than 75 years) hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction. The lack of evidence regarding the efficacy of most therapeutic interventions for acute myocardial infarction in these patients is leading to a significant ...
Sher L - - 2000
The incidence of acute myocardial infarction is increased in the winter months. Seasonality of mood and behavior is common throughout the general population. Increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with depressive disorders have been well documented. The author suggests that seasonal mood changes may contribute to the increased incidence ...
< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 >