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FDA approves AngelMed Guardian System to detect acute coronary syndrome events.- Angel Medical Systems.

Angel Medical Systems, Inc. has received FDA premarket approval (PMA) for the ‘AngelMed Guardian System’. The AngelMed Guardian System is...

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Sub analysis of PEGASUS-TIMI 54 study shows risk reduction with use of Brilinta in heart attack survivors.-AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca announced results from a new sub-analysis of the Phase III PEGASUS-TIMI 54 trial, demonstrating a risk reduction of 19%...

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Are standard medical tests good enough to diagnose heart attacks?

Study reveals the danger of poor diagnosis, which may lead to two-thirds of heart attacks being missed.

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Guidelines

2017 ESC Guidelines for the management of acute myocardial infarction in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation

The management of acute myocardial infarction continues to undergo major changes. Good practice should be based on sound evidence, derived from well-conducted clinical trials.

Added 5 years ago

Chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis

This guideline covers assessing and diagnosing recent chest pain in people aged 18 and over and managing symptoms while a diagnosis is being made.

Added 8 years ago

Acute coronary syndrome

This guideline provides recommendations for the management of patients with ACS within the first 12 hours and up to hospital discharge.

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Journal articles

Optimal pharmacological therapy in ST-elevation myocardial infarction-a review : A review of antithrombotic therapies in STEMI.

Antithrombotic therapy is an essential component in the optimisation of clinical outcomes in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

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Inotropic agents and vasodilator strategies for the treatment of cardiogenic shock or low cardiac output syndrome.

Cardiogenic shock (CS) and low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS) as complications of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF) or cardiac surgery are life-threatening conditions.

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Prophylactic preoperative levosimendan for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with left ventricular dysfunction: Single-centered randomized prospective study.

Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB) is often complicated by hemodynamic instability, especially in patients with prior left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and appropriate choice of inotrope plays a...

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Clinical trials

Rivaroxaban for the Prevention of Major Cardiovascular Events in Coronary or Peripheral Artery Disease (COMPASS)

The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate whether treatment with rivaroxaban and aspirin or rivaroxaban alone is better than aspirin alone in prevention of heart attacks, stroke or cardiovascular death...

Added 6 years ago

An Efficacy and Safety Study for Rivaroxaban in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome

The purpose of this study is to determine whether rivaroxaban in addition to standard care reduces the risk of the composite of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, or stroke in patients...

Added 8 months ago

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Peter English

Doctor in public health and health protection. Particular interests in vaccination (editor of journal Vaccines in Practice) and health informatics/intelligence. I blog and post in a personal capacity: nothing I write here should be assumed to represent the views of anybody other than ... Read more

The advance decision not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Decisions to start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), or to decide in advance to issue a "do not attempt (cardiopulmonary) resuscitation" (DNAR) notice have always been a hot topic in clinical medicine. It may have become even more so since a recent (June 2014) court decision. This post discusses some of the issues and legalities around DNAR decisions.

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