Posts Tagged ‘cardiac death’

Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young

Posted by • June 22nd, 2016

Fatal heart conditions are shocking and tragic when they are sudden and unexpected, and especially when they occur in the young. Occasionally the public is reminded of this via a news story of a high school or professional athlete who collapses suddenly and dies during a sporting event. Often, the first manifestation of a serious… Read More…

Preventive Angioplasty in STEMI

Posted by • September 20th, 2013

Patients with acute STEMI were randomly assigned to undergo infarct-vessel-only PCI or preventive PCI (PCI to noninfarct arteries with stenoses). The rate of the primary outcome of cardiac death, myocardial infarction, or refractory angina was lower with preventive PCI. Patients with acute STEMI are effectively treated with emergency angioplasty, or PCI, to restore blood flow to… Read More…

The Heart of the Matter

Posted by • January 25th, 2011

In January of 1812, the first ever published article in the New England Journal of Medicine (then known as New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery and the Collateral Branches of Science) was Dr. John Warren’s “Remarks on Angina Pectoris.”  In this essay, Dr. Warren carefully speculated on the possible correlation between chest pain, its… Read More…