Glycated haemoglobin is associated with in-hospital death in ACS patients

Glycated haemoglobin is associated with in-hospital death in ACS patients

2020.01.20

Higher glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) is a potential indicator for in-hospital death in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients as well as a predictor for short-term mortality in ACS patients, according...


Prehospital management of ACS patients on long-term anticoagulant treatment is highly variable

Prehospital management of ACS patients on long-term anticoagulant treatment is highly variable

2020.01.13

In Germany, there is a diverse practice of emergency treatment of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) under direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) therapy when administering heparin and...


Researchers find biomarkers for nephropathy risk in ACS patients

Researchers find biomarkers for nephropathy risk in ACS patients

2020.01.06

Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who develop contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) have significantly higher mean platelet volume-to-lymphocyte ratio (MPVLR), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (...


Ischaemia and bleeding occur at similar rates within a year after PCI in unselected ACS patients

Ischaemia and bleeding occur at similar rates within a year after PCI in unselected ACS patients

2019.12.30

The risk of recurrent ischaemia and bleeding after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) occurred at similar rates within 1 year of PCI. The average daily...


Risk of emergency hospital admissions for ACS patients correlates with ambient temperature

Risk of emergency hospital admissions for ACS patients correlates with ambient temperature

2019.12.23

Both low and high temperatures are significantly associated with higher risks of emergency hospital admissions for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to a study in China.Researchers collected...


ACS risk communication to women in primary care is lacking

ACS risk communication to women in primary care is lacking

2019.12.16

Researchers have discovered that interventions are needed to improve communication about acute coronary syndrome (ACS) to at-risk women in the primary care setting.The scoping review study collected...


Establishing algorithms can help improve glucose and lipid management in patients with diabetes and ACS

Establishing algorithms can help improve glucose and lipid management in patients with diabetes and ACS

2019.12.09

Implementing decision-support algorithms was associated with improved inpatient glycaemic control and increased use of cardioprotective therapies at discharge in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM)...


Schizophrenic patients with ACS have higher risk of death: meta-analysis

Schizophrenic patients with ACS have higher risk of death: meta-analysis

2019.12.02

In patients with schizophrenia, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) was associated with a significantly higher risk of mortality (multivariate adjusted risk ratio [RR], 1.66; p<0.001) compared with the...


Depression after ACS impacts long-term cardiac outcomes

Depression after ACS impacts long-term cardiac outcomes

2019.11.25

Depression, whether arising early or late, after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients is associated with higher incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in a 5–12 year follow-up...


Patients with stable coronary artery disease and diabetes with previous PCI benefit from long-term DAPT

Patients with stable coronary artery disease and diabetes with previous PCI benefit from long-term DAPT

2019.11.17

Patients with stable coronary artery disease and diabetes with previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) should be considered for long-term dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). A recent study...