Posts Tagged ‘myocardial infarction’

Secondary Stroke Prevention

Posted by • May 16th, 2012

Patients with stroke are at high risk for subsequent vascular events, including recurrent stroke (highest risk), myocardial infarction, and death from vascular causes. The latest article in our Clinical Practice series reviews recommended strategies to reduce the risk of a subsequent stroke in patients with a history of transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke. Worldwide, stroke… Read More…

Read the Latest 200th Anniversary Articles

Posted by • February 16th, 2012

During the 2012 anniversary year, we are publishing a series of engaging Review and Perspective articles from established authors who are preeminent in their fields. Each article explores a story of progress in medicine over the past 200 years. These articles will appear every other week.  The relationship between patients and doctors is at the… 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…

MI Complications

Posted by • December 31st, 2010

In this week’s Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, A 68-Year-Old Woman with Chest Pain during an Airplane Flight Case, a woman with a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia was admitted to the hospital because of substernal chest pain. Rupture of the free wall of the left ventricle occurs in 1 to 4% of cases… Read More…

Incidence of Myocardial Infarction

Posted by • June 11th, 2010

Yeh et al. identified 46,086 patients 30 years of age or older who were hospitalized for incident myocardial infarction between 1999 and 2008 (representing a period of 18,691,131 person-years). Clinical Pearls • Has the incidence of myocardial infarction changed over time? The age- and sex-adjusted incidence of myocardial infarction increased from 274 cases per 100,000 person-years in… Read More…