For far too long, many patients have undergone a cardiac test that carries grave risks with the misunderstanding that they are getting the definitive assessment of their coronary arteries. Chances are if you have visited an emergency room in the USA with chest pain and you weren’t clearly having an acute heart attack, you ended up…
via Does A Normal Cardiac Catheterization Mean Your Coronary Arteries Are Truly “Clean?” — The Skeptical Cardiologist
Thank you Dr. Pearson.
What is the infarct artery????? And have you ever seen a troponin this high?
We’ll never see a case like this in our line of work but it’s still a lot of fun to read on a Saturday morning while recuperating from a business trip.
Predicting 6-Month Mortality for Older Adults Hospitalized With Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Cohort Study
Participants’ mean age was 81.5 years, 44.4% were women, and 10.5% were nonwhite. There were 266 deaths (8.8%) within 6 months. The final risk model included 15 variables, 4 of which were not included in prior risk models: hearing impairment, mobility impairment, weight loss, and lower patient-reported health status
Summary: A normal intake of vitamin D can reduce the risk of early death substantially in people with cardiovascular disease, a new study shows. The study concludes that people who have suffered from cardiovascular disease, and have a normal intake of vitamin D, reduce their risk of morality as a consequence of the disease by 30 per cent.
Source article can be found here.
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