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PROTECTION AMI: Cardiac troponin I levels predicted STEMI outcomes

November 25, 2014

In a new analysis, researchers reported an independent association between measurement of cardiac troponin I levels after primary PCI for STEMI and clinical outcomes and cardiac function.

Circulating levels of cardiac troponin I after STEMI have been linked to infarct size and chronic left ventricular dysfunction; however, there are fewer data on how cardiac troponin I levels affect clinical endpoints and biochemical markers of global cardiac function, according to background information in the study.

In the Journals

Beta-blockers lowered all-cause mortality in patients with HFpEF

November 25, 2014
Patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction who received treatment with beta-blockers had lower rates of all-cause mortality, according to new study…
Dion Stub, MD, PhD Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Supplemental oxygen increased myocardial injury, infarct size in patients with STEMI

November 25, 2014
CHICAGO — Patients with STEMI and normal oxygen levels who received supplemental oxygen before and during hospitalization exhibited signs of increased myocardial…
Robert J. Russo, MD, PhD Meeting News Coverage

MagnaSafe: MRI safe for patients with pacemakers, ICDs

November 25, 2014
CHICAGO — Patients with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators that were not MRI-conditional were able to receive MRIs with almost no clinically…
Jeff Volek In the Journals

Metabolic syndrome risk markers influenced by dietary carbohydrates

November 25, 2014
Dietary fat does not drive up plasma saturated fat in patients with obesity or overweight who have metabolic syndrome, according to research published PLOS
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Controversial Issues and Challenging Cases

Controversial Issues and Challenging Cases in the New Frontier of Obesity Online Activity

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Obesity has become a world-wide issue of utmost importance as its incidence and prevalence are associated with dramatic…
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VIDEO: Satellite-based ECG system may improve outcomes for patients with STEMI

November 21, 2014
CHICAGO — Srihari S. Naidu, MD, director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Winthrow University Hospital in…
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Experts Take: Dialogue on HTG

Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

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Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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