major coronary event

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major coronary event

The occurrence of sudden cardiac death or a confirmed fatal or nonfatal myocardial infarction, diagnosed by EKG and/or cardiac enzyme changes.
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Risk assessment and quality of care of patients with redefined acute myocardial infarction: a Second Evaluation of Methods and Management of Acute Coronary Events study (EMMACE-2) [MD thesis].
Although algorithms in the treatment of acute coronary events, refractory arrhythmias, and emergencies are sound practice, their appropriateness regarding prescription of statins for primary and secondary prevention takes physicians away from practicing the art of medicine.
Either way, it clearly emphasizes the need for increased physician awareness and vigilance, in women in particular, after an acute coronary event," he added.
Given the lower overall risk of the TIMI IIIB population, the ability to identify candidates at high risk of an acute coronary event is important because, typically, patients with unstable angina are not monitored as rigorously as patients who have a confirmed AMI.
The survey involved 4,961 CAD patients at 110 medical centers in 25 countries, of whom 43% were hospitalized for an acute coronary event.
More than 3 million patients are hospitalized annually for acute chest pain evaluation, and of those, approximately 70% are found not to have an acute coronary event, at an annual cost exceeding $3 billion.
During the 3 months prior to their first hospitalization for heart failure, only 15% of patients had an acute coronary event.
As a result, CAD needs to be managed on an ongoing basis to avoid a more unstable or life threatening acute coronary event.
edu/outcomes/grace), is a prospective, multi-national, observational registry that is collecting data on acute coronary event patients.
Early initiation of statin therapy provided little benefit after an acute coronary event, based on a retrospective analysis of data taken from a study designed to compare two antiplatelet therapies.
PHILADELPHIA, April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New results from a major cardiovascular study showed that when measured approximately 30 days after an acute coronary event such as chest pain or heart attack, elevated levels of Lp-PLA2 (lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2) activity are an independent risk marker for death or recurrent cardiovascular (CV) events.

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