Atrial fibrillation is an independent predictor for adverse in-hospital outcome in ACS

Atrial fibrillation is an independent predictor for adverse in-hospital outcome in ACS

2020.02.07

A study in Italy has shown atrial fibrillation is an independent predictor for adverse in-hospital outcome in acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but this effect disappeared at 6 months’ follow-up,...


GRACE score useful for patients with SCAD after PCI

GRACE score useful for patients with SCAD after PCI

2020.02.03

The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) discharge score is valuable for patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In a...


No association between ACS and telomeres in older patients

No association between ACS and telomeres in older patients

2020.01.31

Researchers have not found a link between short telomeres or low telomerase activity and poor outcomes in older patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS) undergoing invasive...


Atherosclerosis gene linked with increased risk of ACS in Chinese Han

Atherosclerosis gene linked with increased risk of ACS in Chinese Han

2020.01.27

A gene associated with the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis has been linked with an increased risk of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in a population of Chinese Han.Researchers have long recognized that...


Ticagrelor associated with 21% MACCE reduction compared to clopidogrel in elderly patients with STEMI

Ticagrelor associated with 21% MACCE reduction compared to clopidogrel in elderly patients with STEMI

2020.01.24

Researchers have confirmed the efficacy and safety of ticagrelor for elderly patients (≥75 years) with acute ST‐segment–elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), compared with clopidogrel.The...


Glycated haemoglobin is associated with in-hospital death in ACS patients

Glycated haemoglobin is associated with in-hospital death in ACS patients

2020.01.20

Higher glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) is a potential indicator for in-hospital death in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients as well as a predictor for short-term mortality in ACS patients, according...


Prehospital management of ACS patients on long-term anticoagulant treatment is highly variable

Prehospital management of ACS patients on long-term anticoagulant treatment is highly variable

2020.01.13

In Germany, there is a diverse practice of emergency treatment of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) under direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) therapy when administering heparin and...


Researchers find biomarkers for nephropathy risk in ACS patients

Researchers find biomarkers for nephropathy risk in ACS patients

2020.01.06

Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who develop contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) have significantly higher mean platelet volume-to-lymphocyte ratio (MPVLR), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (...


Ischaemia and bleeding occur at similar rates within a year after PCI in unselected ACS patients

Ischaemia and bleeding occur at similar rates within a year after PCI in unselected ACS patients

2019.12.30

The risk of recurrent ischaemia and bleeding after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) occurred at similar rates within 1 year of PCI. The average daily...


Risk of emergency hospital admissions for ACS patients correlates with ambient temperature

Risk of emergency hospital admissions for ACS patients correlates with ambient temperature

2019.12.23

Both low and high temperatures are significantly associated with higher risks of emergency hospital admissions for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to a study in China.Researchers collected...