major coronary event

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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The primary outcome was the occurrence of a major coronary event, including heart attack, coronary revascularisation (coronary stenting or bypass surgery), or death from heart disease.
Naproxen appears to bean exception as it was not associated with an excess risk of MVE, major coronary event, or stroke.
8 gram of omega- 3 fatty acids a day -- in addition to cholesterol- lowering medications known as statins -- were almost 20 percent less likely to suffer a major coronary event than people who took statins alone.
The primary outcomes measured included first major vascular event, defined as major coronary event (coronary death, heart attack, or coronary revascularization), fatal or nonfatal stroke, or noncoronary revascularization.
Patients taking Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) tablets (80 mg) who have already had a stroke reduced their chances of having an additional stroke and a major coronary event, such as heart attack, according to results from the first major study designed to examine the benefits of lipid lowering in stroke patients.
Compared with the placebo group, patients taking atorvastatin were 16 percent less likely to suffer another stroke and 35 percent less likely to suffer a major coronary event (non-fatal heart attack, cardiac death or resuscitation from cardiac arrest), according to the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The Aviir MIRISK VP[TM] was developed out of basic research at the Stanford University School of Medicine and can assess the risk of a patient having a major coronary event within the coming 5 years.
Participants in HPS (mean age 64) were at high risk of developing a major coronary event because of existing CHD (65 percent), diabetes (Type 2, 26 percent; Type 1, 3 percent), history of stroke or other cerebrovascular disease (16 percent), peripheral vessel disease (33 percent), or hypertension in males 65 years (6 percent).
Although the cardiovascular benefits reported in the PEARL trial seem impressive, one would need to treat 492 patients for 1 year to prevent a single major coronary event," she said.
The actual presence of coronary disease in these women far exceeded their estimated risk calculated by the Framingham risk formula, the major tool used in the United States to assess a person's 10-year risk of having a major coronary event.
In patients without pre-existing heart disease, statin treatment of elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol will decrease their risk of a first major coronary event and, to a lesser extent, a first cerebrovascular event.
And in a prospective German study, CRP was strongly associated with a first major coronary event in 936 initially healthy middle-aged men (Circulation 1999; 99:237-42).