Archive for the ‘cardiology’ Category

Killip Classification (Acute Myocardial Infarction)

The Killip classification system is used in individuals with an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), in order to risk stratify them. Individuals with a low Killip class are less likely to die within the first 30 days after their myocardial infarction than individuals with a high Killip class. Class Description I Includes individuals with no [...]

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Plakoglobin May Test for Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

Last Updated: 2009-03-11 17:07:02 -0400 (Reuters Health) NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In endomyocardial biopsy samples, reduced levels of plakoglobin are associated with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), but not with other forms of heart-muscle disease, and may for the basis of a new diagnostic test. “The diagnosis of ARVC can be challenging because the [...]

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PCI technique

Percutaneous Cardiovascular Procedures “Strikingly Better” With Radial Access Last Updated: 2009-03-10 8:00:50 -0400 (Reuters Health) NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In the real-world setting of contemporary clinical cardiology practices, adverse events following percutaneous cardiovascular procedures are substantially reduced by using radial artery access compared with using femoral access, investigators report in the March issue of [...]

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