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Myocardial Infarction

Mar 15, 2015 Issue
Post-Myocardial Infarction Beta Blockers Do Not Decrease Mortality [POEMs]

Although recommended by guidelines and used as a so-called quality indicator of hospital care, the use of beta blockers following myocardial infarction, when combined with optimal acute and chronic treatment, does not provide a further survival benefit.


Nov 1, 2013 Issue
Myocardial Infarction: Management of the Subacute Period [Article]

Optimal management of myocardial infarction in the subacute period focuses on improving the discharge planning process, implementing therapies early to prevent recurrent myocardial infarction, and avoiding hospital readmission. Evidence-based guidelines for the care of patients with acute coronary s...


Aug 15, 2009 Issue
Acute Coronary Syndrome (Unstable Angina and non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of antiplatelet, antithrombin, anti-ischemic, and lipid-lowering treatments in persons with acute coronary syndrome? What are the effects of invasive treatments?


Jun 15, 2009 Issue
ACC/AHA Guideline Update for the Management of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction [Article]

The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association, in collaboration with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, have issued an update of the 2004 guideline for the management of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. The American Academy of Family Physicians endorses...


Apr 1, 2009 Issue
Heparins for Unstable Angina and Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Compared with standard therapy with aspirin, the use of heparin does not reduce mortality, the need for revascularization, and recurrent angina. Heparin does reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction (MI; number needed to treat [NNT] = 33), defined as “typical chest pain associated with the app...


Aug 1, 2004 Issue
Unstable Angina and Non-ST- Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Part I. Initial Evaluation and Management, and Hospital Care [Article]

Each year, more than 1 million patients are admitted to U.S. hospitals because of unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (UA/NSTEMI). To help standardize the assessment and treatment of these patients, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association ...


Aug 1, 2004 Issue
Unstable Angina and Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Part II. Coronary Revascularization, Hospital Discharge, and Post-Hospital Care [Article]

In the guideline developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, the management of suspected unstable angina and non–ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (UA/NSTEMI) has four components: initial evaluation and management; hospital care; coronary revasculariz...


Aug 1, 2003 Issue
Acute Myocardial Infarction [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What treatments improve outcomes in acute myocardial infarction? Which treatments improve outcomes for cardiogenic shock after acute myocardial infarction?


Aug 15, 2001 Issue
Assessment and Treatment of Depression Following Myocardial Infarction [Article]

Approximately 65 percent of patients with acute myocardial infarction report experiencing symptoms of depression. Major depression is present in 15 to 22 percent of these patients. Depression is an independent risk factor in the development of and mortality associated with cardiovascular disease in ...


Oct 15, 2000 Issue
Optimizing Beta-Blocker Use After Myocardial Infarction [Article]

Although beta-adrenergic blockers can significantly reduce mortality after a myocardial infarction, these agents are prescribed to only a minority of patients. Underutilization of beta blockers may be attributed, in part, to fear of adverse effects, especially in the elderly and in patients with con...


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