Tag: Heart

Who is most at risk after a heart attack?

Who is most at risk after a heart attack?

A study investigates which people are most at risk of premature death due to cardiovascular disease after having a heart attack. One biomarker may help healthcare providers to personalize their predictions.  Researchers uncovered the biomarker that can tell practitioners who is most at risk of negative outcomes after a heart attack. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) describes a range of cardiovascular…

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Clinical Case: Appropriate Cardiovascular Workup After Acute Hemiparesis

Clinical Case: Appropriate Cardiovascular Workup After Acute Hemiparesis

Case A 67-year-old man with a 30 pack-year history of cigarette smoking, who has hypertension, diabetes, and mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presents to the emergency department with left-sided hemiparesis and sensory loss for the past 6 hours. Physical examination performed in the emergency department reveals a regular heart rhythm with otherwise normal heart sounds. Lungs are clear to auscultation,…

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