Sex disparities found in assessment and outcomes of chest pain presentations

Sex disparities found in assessment and outcomes of chest pain presentations

2019.11.11

A study has found systemic sex bias, to the detriment of women, in the early management and treatment of non-traumatic chest pain presentations in emergency departments (EDs). Compared with men...


Knowledge of patient’s previous physical activity can help improve cardiac rehabilitation in ACS

Knowledge of patient’s previous physical activity can help improve cardiac rehabilitation in ACS

2019.11.04

To improve uptake and adherence to exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in adults diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), healthcare professionals should consider previous physical activity...


Patients with stable coronary disease and diabetes taking ticagrelor have lower incidence of ischaemic cardiovascular events compared with placebo plus aspirin

Patients with stable coronary disease and diabetes taking ticagrelor have lower incidence of ischaemic cardiovascular events compared with placebo plus aspirin

2019.10.28

In patients with stable coronary artery disease and diabetes without a history of myocardial infarction or stroke, those who received ticagrelor plus aspirin had a lower incidence of ischaemic...


Ticagrelor monotherapy has lower incidence of bleeding than ticagrelor plus aspirin after 3 months of DAPT

Ticagrelor monotherapy has lower incidence of bleeding than ticagrelor plus aspirin after 3 months of DAPT

2019.10.21

Among high-risk patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and completed 3 months of dual antiplatelet therapy, ticagrelor monotherapy for 1 year was associated with a lower...


Aspirin may be removed from DAPT after 1 month

Aspirin may be removed from DAPT after 1 month

2019.10.14

Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and are then given ticagrelor plus aspirin may not need aspirin after a month of dual antiplatelet...


Current health education does not help build confidence in Chinese patients to manage their own comorbidities

Current health education does not help build confidence in Chinese patients to manage their own comorbidities

2019.10.07

Chinese patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who received health education did not report enhanced confidence in managing either of their conditions on...


Value of ST-segment change in lead aVR may help in diagnosing left main disease in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome

Value of ST-segment change in lead aVR may help in diagnosing left main disease in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome

2019.09.30

A systematic review has confirmed the evidence that the ST-segment elevation (STE) in lead augmented vector right (aVR) is significant in the prediction of severe left main lesion or serious...


Osteopontin and NT-proBNP are biomarkers associated with circulating miRNA levels in acute coronary syndrome

Osteopontin and NT-proBNP are biomarkers associated with circulating miRNA levels in acute coronary syndrome

2019.09.23

Researchers are getting tantalizingly close to identifying associations of known cardiac-related and novel dense microRNAs (miRNAs) with two prognostic biomarkers, and elucidating potential genomic...


Patients with acute coronary syndrome and atrial fibrillation

Patients with acute coronary syndrome and atrial fibrillation

2019.09.16

A study has found nearly one in 10 patients who were hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) also had atrial fibrillation (AF)....


Coronary revascularization rates associated with higher survival in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome

Coronary revascularization rates associated with higher survival in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome

2019.09.09

In-hospital coronary revascularization rates (CRRs) may be a marker of higher system quality across hospital, country and regional levels in survivors of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary...