In this meta-analysis, intra-aortic balloon pump therapy was not found to improve mortality among patients with acute myocardial infarction in randomized clinical trials, regardless of whether patients had cardiogenic shock.
This case series identifies a familial association in spontaneous coronary artery dissection suggesting a genetic predisposition.
This retrospective study of ED visits by adults shows that cardiac biomarker testing in the ED is common even among those without symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome.
Ho and colleagues test a multifaceted intervention to improve cardiac medication regimen adherence and secondary prevention measures. Redberg provides an Editor’s Note.
Cohen et al determined whether a nurse-led or dietician-led cardiovascular risk factor education program would improve risk factor reduction over the long term after an acute coronary syndrome. Patients underwent an education program in a House of Education or were treated according to physicians’ standard of care. See the Invited Commentary by Fihn.
Than and coauthors compared the effectiveness of a rapid diagnostic pathway with a standard-care diagnostic pathway for the assessment of patients with possible cardiac chest pain in a usual clinical practice setting. See also the Invited Commentary by Rahko.
de Mulder et al evaluate the effectiveness and safety of intensive glucose management in patients with acute coronary syndrome who have hyperglycemia on hospital admission. An invited commentary is provided by Dandona and Boden.
Khan et al evaluate sex differences in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) presentation and estimate associations between sex, sociodemographic, gender identity, psychosocial and clinical factors, markers of coronary disease severity, and absence of chest pain in young patients with ACS. Akinkuolie and Mora comment in their editorial.
Horwitz et al conduct a multifaceted evaluation of transitional care from a patient-centered perspective. Rhodes provides an Invited Commentary.