Tag Archive: myocardial infarction

Jul 16

Long sedentary time increases risk of cardiovascular disease

A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies found a nonlinear association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) such as coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, stroke, and CVD-related death, suggesting that 10 hours a day might be a critical threshold. Compared with low levels of sedentary time (median 2.5 hours per day), intermediate levels (median 7.5 hours per day) …

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Jul 03

Family history biggest predictor of cardiac events in people with psoriasis

People with psoriasis are more likely to suffer myocardial infarction and stroke when they have a family history of cardiovascular problems, says a new Danish study reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, online June 7. And, psoriasis was not found to be associated with a higher risk of MI or stroke …

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May 24

A single blood test may rule out acute MI

Results of TRAPID-AMI study published May 14, 2016 in the journal of Academic Emergency Medicines have shown that in the absence of ECG ischemia, the detection of very low levels of hs-cTnT at admission may help to rapidly and safely exclude acute myocardial infarction in one-third of patients without serial sampling. This could be used …

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Jun 13

After an acute myocardial infarction

After an acute myocardial infarction, patients treated with rapid lowering of body temperature by combined cold saline infusion and endovascular cooling had less heart muscle damage and reduced incidence of heart failure, suggested new research published in Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management.

May 30

In older men, statins might not prevent major cardiovascular events

In older men, statins might not prevent major cardiovascular events, reported a large retrospective study presented at the American Geriatrics Society 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting. In men older than 70 years with no previous cardiovascular disease who used statins, the 10% reduction in myocardial infarction, stroke, and revascularization was not significant.