Hourly Air Pollutants and Acute Coronary Syndrome Onset In 1.29 Million Patients

Short-term exposure to ambient air pollution has been linked with daily hospitalization and mortality of acute coronary syndrome (ACS); however, the associations of sub-daily (hourly) levels of criteria air pollutants with the onset of ACS and its subtypes have rarely been evaluated. Methods: We conducted a time-stratified case-crossover study among 1,292,880 ACS patients from 2,239 …

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The Relationship Between Body #Mass Index and In-Hospital #Mortality in the Contemporary Era of an Acute Myocardial #Infarction Management

The association between body mass index (BMI) and clinical outcomes following an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains controversial. Our objective was to investigate the relationship between BMI and AMI presentation, in-hospital clinical course and mortality in the contemporary era of AMI management. Methods: Patients, hospitalized for an AMI between October 2015 and December 2016, were …

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Initial Findings From the North American #COVID-19 Myocardial #Infarction Registry

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted many aspects of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) care, including timely access to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). ObjectivesThe goal of the NACMI (North American COVID-19 and STEMI) registry is to describe demographic characteristics, management strategies, and outcomes of COVID-19 patients with STEMI. MethodsA prospective, ongoing observational …

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Risk for recurrent #cardiovascular disease events among patients with #diabetes and chronic kidney disease

Adults who have experienced multiple cardiovascular disease (CVD) events have a very high risk for additional events. Diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are each associated with an increased risk for recurrent CVD events following a myocardial infarction (MI). Methods We compared the risk for recurrent CVD events among US adults with health insurance who …

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Elastin-like recombinamers-based #hydrogel modulates post-ischemic remodeling in a non-transmural myocardial #infarction in sheep

Ischemic heart disease is a leading cause of mortality due to irreversible damage to cardiac muscle. Inspired by the post-ischemic microenvironment, we devised an extracellular matrix (ECM)–mimicking hydrogel using catalyst-free click chemistry covalent bonding between two elastin-like recombinamers (ELRs). The resulting customized hydrogel included functional domains for cell adhesion and protease cleavage sites, sensitive to …

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