ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) in the Elderly over 75 Years: Retrospective Study in a General Hospital
Abrar-Ahmad ZULFIQAR MD, MSc and Marphy KERIF MD
Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: December 31, 2018
Data on ST elevation myocardial infarction in patients aged over 75 years remains sporadic. The prognosis for ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) patients is bleak. Mortality at one year in patients aged over 80 years is very high. We describe a series of elderly patients over 75 years treated by emergency physicians in pre-admissions or in emergency wards presenting with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction, and we compare these data with a second group of patients aged below...
Main Producers of World Cancer Epidemic
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 27, 2017
There is a growing amount of the research data confirming the cancer risk associated with cooking starchy foods at high temperatures. In a word, acrylamide is a chemical used in lots of industrial processes, including water purification, or to separation of DNA molecules in experiments....
Sarcoidosis: The Organs Involved. A Primer for Primary Care Physicians
Richard Rissmiller and W Ennis James
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 18, 2017
Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that can affect any organ. Management of sarcoidosis patients with the potential for multi-organ involvement can be complex and require the expertise of multiple specialties. The goal of this review is to discuss clinical, imaging and epidemiologic features of organ involvement in sarcoidosis....
Novelties on Stress Echocardiography for the Assessment of Ischemia
Jesus Peteiro and Alberto Bouzas-Mosquera
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 31, 2017
Stress echocardiography is an established tool for clinical assessment and decision making-process in patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Current indications include diagnosis and assessment of patients with suspected CAD and intermediate pre-test probability of the disease, assessment of patients with already known CAD, and diagnosis and assessment of patients with non diagnostic ECGs or with inconclusive exercise ECG tests....