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Atrial fib linked to incident myocardial infarction

Atrial fibrillation is strongly associated with incident myocardial infarction, independently of coronary risk factors and potential confounders, according to an analysis of data from the REGARDS...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
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Prehospital bivalirudin reduced bleeding with PCI

SAN FRANCISCO – Giving bivalirudin in the ambulance to patients with ST-segment elevation MI before primary percutaneous coronary intervention significantly improved 30-day bleeding outcomes in a...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
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Transradial PCI in women appears safe, feasible

SAN FRANCISCO – Rates of bleeding or vascular complications in women undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention were 59% lower using radial access, compared with femoral access, a difference that...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Systemic sclerosis brings sharply increased MI risk

SAN DIEGO – Patients with systemic sclerosis are at greater than eightfold increased risk of having an acute myocardial infarction during the first year after diagnosis, compared with matched...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

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