Acute Coronary Syndromes

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is most commonly caused by a heart attack (myocardial infarction) where blood flow to the heart is suddenly blocked. This is usually caused by a blood clot from a ruptured coronary artery atherosclerotic plaque. Other causes include spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), which most commonly occurs in women. ACS is usually treated in a cath lab with angioplasty and the placement of a stent to prop the vessel open.

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Following the DASH diet is associated with key health benefits, according to a new analysis published in the American Journal of Cardiology.

An inflated intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) with the Maquet Cardiosave system.

Getinge has provided a detailed breakdown of the shortage, stating that it is not yet clear when it may be over. The FDA said it will keep a close eye on the situation and provide updates when possible. 

Chest X-ray. Using an explainable artificial intelligence (AI) model, researchers were recently able to accomplish highly accurate labeling on large datasets of publicly available chest radiograph X-rays.. 

“This type of screening could be used to identify individuals who would benefit from statin medication but are currently untreated," one specialist said. The full analysis will be presented at RSNA 2022 in Chicago. 

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The new study, published in JAMA Network Open, should help ease any concerns patients may have about regularly taking ADHD medications. 

Low HDL-C levels are commonly associated with increasing a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease. However, a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests this may not be the case for all patient populations. 

Patients who take diuretics, renin-angiotensin system (RAD) inhibitors and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) at the same time face a much higher risk of developing acute kidney injury (AKI)

The companies were given 15 days to provide an adequate response to the FDA's warning. The agency said its next step could include legal action. 

Cian McCarthy, MD, cardiovascular fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a member of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Chest Pain-MI registry steering committee, explains a study of the NCDR data showing only 33% of hospitals are using high-sensitivity troponin. However, he expects that to rise because of high sensitivity troponin (hs-cTn) being included in recent guidelines as a front-line test.

Cian McCarthy, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a member of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Chest Pain-MI registry steering committee, explains a study of the NCDR data showing only 33% of hospitals are using high-sensitivity troponin.

Former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams (2017-2021) spoke at the opening session of the American Heart Association (AHA) 2022 Scientific Sessions last week and said cardiologists need to help end the COVID pandemic and tackle the even bigger epidemic of hypertension. He highlighted hypertension and called it a clear public health emergency, causing more than 670,000 U.S. deaths per year. #AHA22 #hypertension

Former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams spoke at the AHA 2022 Scientific Sessions and asked cardiologists to help end the COVID pandemic and tackle the even bigger epidemic of hypertension.

The AHA Mission: Lifeline Program was designed to reduce STEMI patient transfer times, but response times still often lag, and new protocols may be needed to expedite STAT transfers.

The AHA Mission: Lifeline Program was designed to reduce STEMI patient transfer times, but response times still often lag, and new protocols may be needed to expedite STAT transfers.

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Among women, on the other hand, drinking coffee may actual reduce the risk of CHD. The full meta-analysis, based on data from 32 different studies, was published in the American Journal of Cardiology.

American Heart Association and Joint Commission launch new Comprehensive Heart Attack Center certification.

American Heart Association President Michelle A. Albert, MD, urged physicians to seek out patients who may have not received medical care since the start of the pandemic. These patients could face an increased risk of cardiac complications.

A team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in Hong Kong has performed the first successful  undermining iatrogenic coronary obstruction with radiofrequency needle procedure—or UNICORN for short—on a high-risk valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patient. The group wrote about their experience in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, a journal launched and distributed by the American Heart Association.

BASILICA was considered for the 67-year-old female patient, but UNICORN was seen as an overall better option. The full case study was published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

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“This type of screening could be used to identify individuals who would benefit from statin medication but are currently untreated," one specialist said. The full analysis will be presented at RSNA 2022 in Chicago. 

U.S. physicians might be missing out on innovative medical research due to the overwhelming amount of reading and clinical work they are faced with, according to a recent survey.

Physicians are now bracing for payment cuts after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its final rule for the 2023 Physician Fee Schedule.

   
   
   
   
   
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