Physiologically increased total #bilirubin is associated with reduced risk of first #myocardial infarction: A meta-analysis and dose-response analysis

Bilirubin has potential predictive and prognostic value for myocardial infarction (MI), but the clinical evidence remains controversial. We performed this meta-analysis to systematically quantify the relationships between circulating bilirubin levels and the incidence of MI and post-MI adverse events. We searched the PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase, and Web of Science databases for ad-hoc studies, published up to October 17, 2020, recording bilirubin before MI (predictive … Continue reading Physiologically increased total #bilirubin is associated with reduced risk of first #myocardial infarction: A meta-analysis and dose-response analysis

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Five‐Year Risk of Acute #Myocardial Infarction After Acute Ischemic #Stroke in Korea

The long‐term incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) has not been well defined in large cohort studies of various race‐ethnic groups. A prospective cohort of patients with AIS who were registered in a multicenter nationwide stroke registry (CRCS‐K [Clinical Research Collaboration for Stroke in Korea] registry) was followed up for the occurrence of AMI through a linkage with … Continue reading Five‐Year Risk of Acute #Myocardial Infarction After Acute Ischemic #Stroke in Korea

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Elevated #LDL cholesterol and increased risk of myocardial #infarction and #atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in individuals aged 70–100 years: a contemporary primary prevention cohort

Findings of historical studies suggest that elevated LDL cholesterol is not associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in patients older than 70 years. We aimed to test this hypothesis in a contemporary population of individuals aged 70–100 years.. ..Between Nov 25, 2003, and Feb 17, 2015, 91 131 individuals were enrolled in CGPS. During mean 7·7 (SD 3·2) years of follow-up … Continue reading Elevated #LDL cholesterol and increased risk of myocardial #infarction and #atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in individuals aged 70–100 years: a contemporary primary prevention cohort

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Association of acute myocardial #infarction with #influenza: A nationwide observational study

Influenza may precipitate cardiovascular disease, but influenza typically peaks in winter, coinciding with other triggers of myocardial infarction (MI) such as low air temperature, high wind velocity, low atmospheric pressure, and short sunshine duration.. Weekly laboratory-confirmed influenza case reports were obtained from the Public Health Agency of Sweden from 2009 to 2016 and merged with the nationwide SWEDEHEART MI registry. Weekly incidence of MI was … Continue reading Association of acute myocardial #infarction with #influenza: A nationwide observational study

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Clinical Outcomes With #Beta-Blocker Use in Patients With Recent History of Myocardial #Infarction

It is uncertain whether beta-blockers (BBs) are beneficial in contemporary stable patients with prior myocardial infarction (MI). Therefore, we sought to examine the effectiveness of BB use in this population.. ..We included 33,811 patients with prior MI, of whom 21,440 (63.4%) were dispensed a BB. The median age was 78 years, and 56% were male. There was no difference in the 1-year hazard of death/hospitalization … Continue reading Clinical Outcomes With #Beta-Blocker Use in Patients With Recent History of Myocardial #Infarction

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Blood #Pressure at 6 Months after Acute Myocardial #Infarction and Outcomes at 2 Years: The Perils Associated With Excessively Low Blood Pressures

This study aimed to determine the association between achieved blood pressure at 6-month follow-up and cardiovascular outcomes at 2 years in patients treated with β-blockers and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone blockers after acute myocardial infarction (AMI).. ..Achieved blood pressures were categorized into 10-mm Hg increments. The primary outcome was all-cause death. The secondary outcome was a composite of all-cause death, MrI, and rHHF. Hazard ratios (HRs) were estimated … Continue reading Blood #Pressure at 6 Months after Acute Myocardial #Infarction and Outcomes at 2 Years: The Perils Associated With Excessively Low Blood Pressures

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A Comparison of Biomarker Rise in Type 1 and Type 2 Myocardial Infarction

..Type 1 myocardial infarction tended to be larger than type 2 myocardial infarction, with a significantly higher mean percentage rise for both cTnT and CK-MB as well as higher mean RULN (207 vs 86 for cTnT, P = 0.02; 9 vs 4 for CK-MB, P = 0.002). There was a trend toward a higher rise of cTnT than CK-MB in type 2 compared with type … Continue reading A Comparison of Biomarker Rise in Type 1 and Type 2 Myocardial Infarction

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Effect of Smartphone-Enabled #Health Monitoring Devices vs Regular Follow-up on Blood Pressure Control Among Patients After Myocardial #Infarction

..For patients randomized to regular care, 4 physical outpatient clinic visits were scheduled in the year following the initial event. In the intervention group, patients were given 4 smartphone-compatible devices (weight scale, BP monitor, rhythm monitor, and step counter). In addition, 2 in-person outpatient clinic visits were replaced by electronic visits ..In total, 200 patients (median age, 59.7 years [interquartile range, 52.9-65.6 years]; 156 men … Continue reading Effect of Smartphone-Enabled #Health Monitoring Devices vs Regular Follow-up on Blood Pressure Control Among Patients After Myocardial #Infarction

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Implications of Abnormal Exercise Electrocardiography With Normal Stress Echocardiography

..After excluding submaximal tests and nondiagnostic ECG or stress imaging results, 15 077 patients (mean [SD] age, 52 [13] years; 6228 [41.3%] men) were classified by stress test results Death occurred in 425 patients with −ECG/−Echo (4.8%), 50 patients with +ECG/−Echo (5.9%), and 70 patients with +Echo (11.2%). Myocardial infarction occurred in 195 patients with −ECG/−Echo (2.2%), 31 patients with +ECG/−Echo (3.6%), and 59 patients with … Continue reading Implications of Abnormal Exercise Electrocardiography With Normal Stress Echocardiography

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Abdominal #obesity and the risk of recurrent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease after myocardial #infarction

..Univariate and multivariable-adjusted Cox regression models were used to calculate hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals in quintiles of waist circumference as well as three categories of body mass index including normal weight, overweight and obesity. Results The majority of patients had abdominal obesity. During a median follow-up time of 3.8 years, 1232 men (7.3%) and 469 women (7.9%) experienced a recurrent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease … Continue reading Abdominal #obesity and the risk of recurrent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease after myocardial #infarction

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Efficacy and Safety of Low-Dose #Colchicine after Myocardial #Infarction

We performed a randomized, double-blind trial involving patients recruited within 30 days after a myocardial infarction. The patients were randomly assigned to receive either low-dose colchicine (0.5 mg once daily) or placebo.. ..The primary end point occurred in 5.5% of the patients in the colchicine group, as compared with 7.1% of those in the placebo group (hazard ratio, 0.77; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.61 to … Continue reading Efficacy and Safety of Low-Dose #Colchicine after Myocardial #Infarction

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