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2014-05-30 23:10:17

Dr. Arash Bereliani of the Beverly Hills Institute for Cardiology and Preventive Medicine explains new findings unveiled at the 2014 meeting of the American College of Cardiology. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 The American College of Cardiology recently convened its 63rd meeting to discuss the latest breakthroughs in cardiovascular medicine. Topping the list of findings were a new blood test that can accurately predict heart attacks, a new cholesterol drug with fewer side...

2012-01-09 13:25:08

The cardiologist Aitor Jiménez has managed to gather and characterize in detail 110 cases of cardiac rupture (CR), after spending 22 years (1978-2000) gathering data at the Hospital de Cruces, near Bilbao. It is one of the broadest anatomical series described in this respect. CR is the most serious complication of acute myocardial infarction; it is not very common, but when it does occur, it is mortal in practically all cases. So prevention, although difficult, seems more...

2011-08-29 20:24:39

Colchicine, when given in addition to conventional therapy, was more effective than placebo in reducing the incidence of recurrence and the persistence of symptoms of pericarditis in a randomised controlled trial. This is the first time that the efficacy of colchicine in preventing recurrent episodes of pericarditis has been demonstrated in a double-blind multicentre randomised trial. "Recurrence," said investigator Dr Massimo Imazio from the Maria Vittoria Hospital in Turin, Italy,"is the...

2008-07-23 12:01:24

MethylGene and Celgene have announced that, at the recommendation of a standing internal safety committee, the companies are temporarily suspending enrollment of new patients into clinical trials evaluating MGCD0103. This voluntary precaution is being taken due to the observation of pericarditis or pericardial effusion in 19 patients out of approximately 400 patients treated to date. Approximately half of the reported cases have been deemed by investigators as unlikely to be drug related....

2004-11-28 03:00:13

Does It Masquerade as "Idiopathic Pericarditis" Following Silent Infarcts? In this issue of CHEST (see page 1680), Bendjelid and Pugin have called attention to the current scarcity of Dressler syndrome. The post-myocardial infarction syndrome (PMIS) [Dressler syndrome] indeed appears to be disappearing in the last quaarter century.1 Although there is some dissent,2 investigators who see large numbers of patients with myocardial infarction (MI), including infarction pericarditis...

2004-11-28 03:00:13

Post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) syndrome was first described by Dressler in 1956. Its incidence has decreased in the reperfusion era, most likely because of the extensive use of thrombolysis and coronary balloon angioplasty, therapies that dramatically decreased the size of myocardial necrosis. The authors suggest that drugs that have been prescribed in previous decades as the post-AMI "standard-of-care," such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, β-blockers, and statins,...


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