Heart Attack

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March 2016

Delayed Diagnosis of Heart Attacks in the ER

By | March 8th, 2016|Heart Attack|

Diagnosis of heart attacks in the Emergency Room has been made easier by a study recently published by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The study recommends following an algorithm to rule in or rule out a heart attack within one hour of a patient arriving at the ER with symptoms or signs that [...]

April 2015

Ruling Out Heart Attacks With A Blood Test

By | April 14th, 2015|Heart Attack, Medical Malpractice|

Heart attacks, also called myocardial infarction (or MI), are a leading cause of death in the United States. A simple blood test to test for cardiac enzymes can quickly (within 1 hour) and effectively establish whether emergency treatment for MI is necessary, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The Canadian [...]

January 2014

Surviving Heart Attacks May Depend On When They Occur

By | January 27th, 2014|Heart Attack, Medical Malpractice|

Heart attacks remain a leading cause of death in the U.S.  Despite being common, a new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) shows that emergency rooms are less prepared to deal with hearts attacks when they occur on weekends, evenings and holidays.  Should a patient's life depend on whether they are lucky enough [...]

November 2012

Prompt Response to Heart Attacks Needed

By | November 20th, 2012|Heart Attack, Medical Malpractice|

Heart attacks remain one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.  Much attention has been given to prevention of heart attacks through diet, exercise and smoking cessation.  Despite these efforts, heart attacks still happen in abundance.  More attention is needed on what to do when a heart attack happens. The key to surviving heart [...]

August 2012

More Tools for Prompt Diagnosis of Heart Attacks

By | August 14th, 2012|Heart Attack, Medical Malpractice|

The Archives of Internal Medicine reports that a simple blood test can accurately rule in or rule out heart attacks in three-quarters of patients with acute chest pain.  The test looks for a byproduct of heart attacks, called troponin, that appears in the patient's blood.  This test is a promising new addition to the various studies [...]

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