coronary care units

Summary

Summary: The hospital unit in which patients with acute cardiac disorders receive intensive care.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi ACC/AHA guidelines for the management of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction--executive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the 1999
    Elliott M Antman
    Circulation 110:588-636. 2004
  2. ncbi Impact of contemporary emergency percutaneous coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction on length of hospital stay
    B A Schaer
    Clinic for Cardiology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 137:363-7. 2007
  3. pmc Pacemaker induced ventricular fibrillation in coronary care units
    Andrew A McLeod
    Cardiac Department, Poole Hospital NHS Trust, Poole BH15 2JB
    BMJ 328:1249-50. 2004
  4. ncbi Although women are less likely to be admitted to coronary care units, they are treated equally to men and have better outcome. A prospective cohort study in patients with non ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes
    Joakim Alfredsson
    Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden
    Acute Card Care 11:173-80. 2009
  5. ncbi A description of the characteristics and outcome of patients hospitalized for acute chest pain in relation to whether they were admitted to the coronary care unit or not in the thrombolytic era
    Johan Herlitz
    Division of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, S 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Int J Cardiol 82:279-87. 2002
  6. ncbi A description of the characteristics of patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes admitted to different settings in the 1990s
    Ian Jones
    Salford Centre for Nursing Midwifery and Collaborative Research, Mary Seacole Building, Frederick Road Campus, University of Salford, Salford, UK
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 24:286-94. 2008
  7. ncbi Increasing cardiac interventions among the aged
    J D Groarke
    Department of Cardiology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St, Dublin 7
    Ir Med J 103:308-10. 2010
  8. ncbi Risks associated with renal dysfunction in patients in the coronary care unit
    P A McCullough
    Henry Ford Health System, Department of Internal Medicine and the Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 36:679-84. 2000
  9. ncbi [Hospital mortality trend analysis of patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction in the Belgrade area coronary care units]
    Zorana Vasiljevic
    Srp Arh Celok Lek 136:84-96. 2008
  10. ncbi Treatment and outcome of myocardial infarction in hospitals with and without invasive capability. Investigators in the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction
    W J Rogers
    University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham 35294, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 35:371-9. 2000

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Publications226 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi ACC/AHA guidelines for the management of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction--executive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the 1999
    Elliott M Antman
    Circulation 110:588-636. 2004
  2. ncbi Impact of contemporary emergency percutaneous coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction on length of hospital stay
    B A Schaer
    Clinic for Cardiology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 137:363-7. 2007
    ..Our aim was to evaluate the impact of PCI on outcome and length of hospital stay after MI compared to that in the thrombolysis era...
  3. pmc Pacemaker induced ventricular fibrillation in coronary care units
    Andrew A McLeod
    Cardiac Department, Poole Hospital NHS Trust, Poole BH15 2JB
    BMJ 328:1249-50. 2004
  4. ncbi Although women are less likely to be admitted to coronary care units, they are treated equally to men and have better outcome. A prospective cohort study in patients with non ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes
    Joakim Alfredsson
    Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden
    Acute Card Care 11:173-80. 2009
    ..study was to assess gender differences in admission level of care, management and outcome in patients with non ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS), initially admitted to either coronary care units (CCU) or general wards.
  5. ncbi A description of the characteristics and outcome of patients hospitalized for acute chest pain in relation to whether they were admitted to the coronary care unit or not in the thrombolytic era
    Johan Herlitz
    Division of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, S 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Int J Cardiol 82:279-87. 2002
    ..To describe the characteristics and outcome of patients hospitalized for acute chest pain in relation to whether they were admitted to the coronary care unit (CCU) or not...
  6. ncbi A description of the characteristics of patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes admitted to different settings in the 1990s
    Ian Jones
    Salford Centre for Nursing Midwifery and Collaborative Research, Mary Seacole Building, Frederick Road Campus, University of Salford, Salford, UK
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 24:286-94. 2008
    ....
  7. ncbi Increasing cardiac interventions among the aged
    J D Groarke
    Department of Cardiology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St, Dublin 7
    Ir Med J 103:308-10. 2010
    ..This trend will continue and has clear resource implications. Outcomes of interventions in the very old need further investigation, since the 'old old' are under-represented in clinical trials...
  8. ncbi Risks associated with renal dysfunction in patients in the coronary care unit
    P A McCullough
    Henry Ford Health System, Department of Internal Medicine and the Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 36:679-84. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to quantify the impact of baseline renal dysfunction on morbidity and mortality in patients in the coronary care unit (CCU)...
  9. ncbi [Hospital mortality trend analysis of patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction in the Belgrade area coronary care units]
    Zorana Vasiljevic
    Srp Arh Celok Lek 136:84-96. 2008
    ..The higher mortality rate of patients with STEMI should be associated with a higher rate of applied reperfusion therapy according to guidelines and randomized study results, which is in opposition to everyday hospital practice...
  10. ncbi Treatment and outcome of myocardial infarction in hospitals with and without invasive capability. Investigators in the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction
    W J Rogers
    University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham 35294, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 35:371-9. 2000
    ..We sought to determine the extent to which the capability of a hospital to perform invasive cardiovascular procedures influences treatment and outcome of patients admitted with acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  11. ncbi Characteristics of black patients admitted to coronary care units in metropolitan Seattle: results from the Myocardial Infarction Triage and Intervention Registry (MITI)
    C Maynard
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
    Am J Cardiol 67:18-23. 1991
    ..1988, 641 black and 11,892 white patients with chest pain of presumed cardiac origin have been admitted to coronary care units in 19 hospitals in metropolitan Seattle. Black men and women were younger (58 vs 66, p less than 0...
  12. pmc Differences in access to coronary care unit among patients with acute myocardial infarction in Rome: old, ill, and poor people hold the burden of inefficiency
    Carla Ancona
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Authority RME, Rome, Italy
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:34. 2004
    ....
  13. ncbi The association between hospital department, medical treatment and outcome in acute myocardial infarction
    Guy Amit
    Epidemiology Unit, Department of Social Medicine, Hadassah University Hospital, Hebrew University Hadassah School of Public Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:255-9. 2003
    ..Although the preferred management of a patient presenting with an acute myocardial infarction is in a coronary care unit, data based on discharge diagnoses in Israel indicate that many of these patients are treated outside of such units...
  14. ncbi Management of unstable angina and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction: do cardiologists do it better? A comparison of secondary and tertiary centre management in New Zealand
    Paul Conaglen
    University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U890. 2004
    ..Internationally, differences have been noted in how specialist cardiologists and general physicians manage acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Whether a similar practice difference exists in New Zealand is unclear...
  15. ncbi Emergency physician versus cardiologist-initiated thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction: a Singapore experience
    I Irwani
    Emergency Department, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074
    Singapore Med J 45:313-7. 2004
    ....
  16. ncbi [Hospital resources and myocardial infarction case fatality. The IBERICA study]
    Eva E Alvarez-León
    Unitat de Lipids i Epidemiologia Cardiovascular, IMIM, Barcelona, Espana
    Rev Esp Cardiol 57:514-23. 2004
    ....
  17. ncbi A registry of acute myocardial infarction in Kuwait: Patient characteristics and practice patterns
    Mohammad Zubaid
    Department of Medicine, Mubarak Al Kabeer Hospital, Safat, Kuwait
    Can J Cardiol 20:783-7. 2004
    ..Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in Kuwait, yet data about patient characteristics and practice patterns are lacking...
  18. ncbi Spectrum of acute coronary syndromes: history and clinical presentation in relation to sex and age
    Elisabeth Perers
    Department of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Cardiology 102:67-76. 2004
    ..To study sex-based differences in the clinical presentation in relation to age and type of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients under 80 years of age...
  19. ncbi Outcomes of percutaneous and surgical revascularization in women
    Alexandra J Lansky
    Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, NY 10022, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 46:305-19. 2004
    ..This paper reviews the specific pathophysiology of CAD in women as it influences outcome and current interventional and surgical treatment modalities and outcomes for stable and unstable coronary artery syndromes...
  20. ncbi Body mass index and preinfarction angina in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Pasquale Abete
    Cattedra di Geriatria, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Scienze Cardiovascolari ed Immunologiche, Università degli Studi di Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:796-801. 2003
    ..Experimental evidence indicates that caloric restriction may restore ischemic preconditioning in aged animals...
  21. ncbi Early discharge in acute myocardial infarction after clinical and angiographic risk assessment
    Giuseppina Branca
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto University Hospital, Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:858-61. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate feasibility and safety of early discharge (defined as discharge between 48 and 72 h from AMI) in low-risk patients after uncomplicated infarction...
  22. ncbi Observer variability and optimal criteria of transient ischemia during ST monitoring with continuous 12-lead ECG
    Tomas Jernberg
    Department of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Center, University Hospital, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 7:181-90. 2002
    ..However, the method lacks documentation on optimal criteria for episodes of transient ischemia and on observer variability...
  23. ncbi A multicenter study of the coding accuracy of hospital discharge administrative data for patients admitted to cardiac care units in Ontario
    Peter C Austin
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am Heart J 144:290-6. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to examine the accuracy of the coding of acute myocardial infarction and other cardiac diagnoses in the Canadian Institute of Health Information hospital discharge abstracts...
  24. ncbi [Role of emergency departments in acute myocardial infarction care. EVICURE study]
    Angel Loma-Osorio
    Area de Cardiología y Críticos Hospital de Txagorritxu Vitoria España
    Rev Esp Cardiol 55:1098-100. 2002
    ..Before leaving the emergency room, 461 patients (76.5%) received aspirin and 93 (15.5%) underwent fibrinolysis. We concluded that there is room for improvement in light of current standards of care...
  25. ncbi [Delays in the management of AMI: Results of an investigation conducted in Sousse (Tunisia)]
    A Mahdhaoui
    Service de cardiologie, centre hospitalier universitaire CHU Farhat Hached, 4000 Sousse, Tunisie
    Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris) 52:15-9. 2003
    ..2% of cases. Delays of hospitalization in coronary care units were on average too long (14 h 21 min +/- 19 h 16 min)...
  26. ncbi Fibrinolytic therapy in patients 75 years and older with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction: one-year follow-up of a large prospective cohort
    Ulf Stenestrand
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Linkoping, Linkoping, Sweden
    Arch Intern Med 163:965-71. 2003
    ..Fibrinolytic therapy reportedly may not be beneficial in acute ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in patients who are 75 years and older...
  27. ncbi Early vectorcardiographic monitoring provides prognostic information in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    S M Jensen
    Heart Centre, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Scand Cardiovasc J 37:135-40. 2003
    ..To evaluate the prognostic value of specified vectorcardiographic data obtained during the first hours of ST-elevation myocardial infarction for cardiac outcomes up to 5 years...
  28. ncbi Collaborative decision-making between paramedics and CCU nurses based on 12-lead ECG telemetry expedites the delivery of thrombolysis in ST elevation myocardial infarction
    S McLean
    Directorate of Cardiology, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Emerg Med J 25:370-4. 2008
    ....
  29. ncbi Critical pathways for management of patients with acute coronary syndromes: an assessment by the National Heart Attack Alert Program
    Christopher P Cannon
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Am Heart J 143:777-89. 2002
    ..However, no systematic review exists regarding the value of critical pathways in this setting...
  30. pmc Ischaemic symptoms, quality of care and mortality during myocardial infarction
    E B Schelbert
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Heart 94:e2. 2008
    ..To study in myocardial infarction (MI) whether documentation of ischaemic symptoms is associated with quality of care and outcomes, and to compare patient reports of ischaemic symptoms during interviews with chart documentation...
  31. ncbi Infection complication portends poor prognosis in acute myocardial infarction
    Leandro Carlos Grandini
    Instituto do Coracao, Hospital das Clinicas, FMUSP, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Arq Bras Cardiol 87:267-74. 2006
    ..To determine both the incidence and impact of infectious complications of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) on length of hospital stay and mortality...
  32. ncbi Clinical characteristics, hospital morbidity and mortality, and up to 1-year follow-up events of acute myocardial infarction patients: the first report from Iran
    Hadi Ghadimi
    Department of Cardiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Coron Artery Dis 17:585-91. 2006
    ....
  33. ncbi Are we appropriately triaging patients with unstable angina?
    Mardi Gomberg-Maitland
    Advanced Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Program, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Am Heart J 149:613-8. 2005
    ....
  34. ncbi The Zwolle global experience on primary percutaneous coronary intervention
    Giuseppe De Luca
    Department of Cardiology, Isala Klinieken, De Weezenlanden Hospital, Zwolle, The Netherlands
    Ital Heart J 6:453-8. 2005
    ..Finally, the use of the Zwolle risk score may help to identify low-risk patients who could be safely discharged within 36-48 hours after primary angioplasty, with a significant reduction in the costs of hospitalization...
  35. ncbi [The nursing competence in the high risk: from triage to medical care]
    Patrizia Restelli
    Dipartimento di Emergenza ed Accettazione, Ospedale Niguarda Ca Granda, Milano
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 7:47S-50S. 2006
    ..Once the level of risk is defined, it is very important to determine the welfare program and to follow normal practice of monitoring to prevent and early recognize patients with acute coronary syndrome at high risk...
  36. ncbi [The early management of ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction in the Lombardy Region (GestIMA)]
    Luigi Oltrona
    Dipartimento di Cardiologia e Cardiochirurgia A De Gasperis, Ospedale Niguarda Ca Granda, Milano
    Ital Heart J Suppl 6:489-97. 2005
    ..GestIMA is a perspective survey organized by the Lombardy Sections of the Italian Cardiology Societies (ANMCO and SIC) aimed to investigate the management of the acute phase of myocardial infarction in the Lombardy Region...
  37. ncbi Fourteen-year (1987 to 2000) trends in the attack rates of, therapy for, and mortality from non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes in four United States communities
    Stanley Watkins
    Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:1349-55. 2005
    ..The trend became nonsignificant after adjustment for treatment variables, suggesting that newer treatments may explain the improved survival. In conclusion, 30-day mortality from NSTE-ACS has decreased as treatment has improved...
  38. ncbi CRP, interleukin-6, secretory phospholipase A2 group IIA, and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 during the early phase of acute coronary syndromes and long-term follow-up
    Marianne Hartford
    Department of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Int J Cardiol 108:55-62. 2006
    ..The objectives of this study were to examine the time course of the inflammatory response in acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and to assess the markers of inflammation and their relation to disease severity...
  39. ncbi [Epidemiology of acute coronary syndrome in Campania]
    Giovanni Gregorio
    Dipartimento Cardiovascolare ASL SA 3 U O UTIC Cardiologia, Ospedale San Luca Vallo della Lucania
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 64:157-63. 2005
    ..The present study analyses the epidemiology of ACS in Campania Region. It has enrolled the 92.3% of coronary care units (CCU) of the Campania...
  40. ncbi Benefit of direct ambulance to coronary care unit admission of acute myocardial infarction patients undergoing primary percutaneous intervention
    Guy Amit
    Department of Cardiology, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Int J Cardiol 119:355-8. 2007
    ....
  41. ncbi Developing a chest pain team to fast track AMI patients
    Phil Hill
    Nurs Times 101:34-5. 2005
    ..This article identifies some of the clinical leadership challenges in the development of a chest pain team to fast track AMI patients...
  42. pmc Limited benefits of ambulance telemetry in delivering early thrombolysis: a randomised controlled trial
    M Woollard
    Faculty of Pre hospital Care Research Unit, Department of Academic Emergency Medicine, Academic Centre, The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW, UK
    Emerg Med J 22:209-15. 2005
    ..To evaluate the potential of a continuous telemetry system linking rural ambulances to a coronary care unit to reduce call to thrombolysis times...
  43. ncbi High mortality with ST elevation myocardial infarction in a nontrial setting
    Kathryn A Shufelt
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 20:1455-9. 2004
    ..It is unclear if this mortality difference is due to different patient characteristics or to less frequent use of reperfusion strategies...
  44. ncbi [Mean length of stay and prognosis in unstable angina. Results from the ARIAM database]
    Manuel Ruiz-Bailén
    Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos, Servicio de Cuidados Criticos y Urgencias, Hospital Universitario Médico Quirúrgico, Complejo Hospitalario, Jaen, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 128:281-90; quiz 3 p following 320. 2007
    ..The objective of this project is to investigate the factors predicting mortality and mean length of stay in patients diagnosed with unstable angina (UA) during admission to the Intensive Care Unit or Critical Care Unit (ICU/CCU)...
  45. ncbi [Variations in the management of patients with acute myocardial infarction in alpine hospitals compared to other French hospitals. Secondary analysis of the USIC 2000 study data]
    L Belle
    Réseau des urgences coronariennes Resurcor, réseau nord alpin des urgences, Centre hospitalier de la région d Annecy, Annecy, France
    Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris) 54:310-6. 2005
    ..To compare processes of care for acute myocardial infarction among patients admitted to alpine vs other French hospitals...
  46. pmc Emergency department thrombolysis improves door to needle times
    A R Corfield
    Accident and Emergency Department, Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock KA2 0BE, UK
    Emerg Med J 21:676-80. 2004
    ..To ascertain if moving the site of thrombolysis enables appropriate use of thrombolysis...
  47. ncbi Critical pathways in the emergency department improve treatment modalities for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction in a European hospital
    Francesco Pelliccia
    Department of Cardioscience, San Camillo Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Clin Cardiol 27:698-700. 2004
    ..The use of protocols for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (MI) is growing, but no definite conclusion regarding the value of critical pathways in Europe has been drawn...
  48. ncbi Stress testing and troponin in unstable coronary syndromes: the status trial-clinical outcomes and resource use
    José Navarro Estrada
    Department of Cardiology, Italian Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Am Heart Hosp J 4:252-8; quiz 259-60. 2006
    ..Patients with marginal troponin I elevations can safely undergo stress testing. Further studies combining stress testing and a troponin I-guided strategy are warranted...
  49. pmc Thrombolytic therapy for myocardial infarction facilitated by mobile coronary care
    C Wilson
    Antrim Area Hospital, Antrim BT41 2RL
    Ulster Med J 73:77-84. 2004
    ..In Northern Ireland widespread availability of mobile coronary care units facilitates delivery of TT to heart attack victims...
  50. ncbi Accuracy of monitoring for sleep-related breathing disorders in the coronary care unit
    Margot A Skinner
    Department of Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Chest 127:66-71. 2005
    ..To evaluate the frequency of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in patients presenting with acute cardiovascular events...
  51. ncbi The value of troponin T in the coronary care unit
    Walid A Sawalha
    Department of Cardiology, Queen Alia Heart Institute, King Hussein Medical Centre, Po Box 2237, Um Al Sumag, Amman 11821, Jordan
    Saudi Med J 25:1971-4. 2004
    ..To assess the value of troponin T (TpT) in the coronary care unit (CCU) setting compared to creatinine phosphokinase (CK-MB) in patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome...
  52. ncbi [Impact of reperfusion strategies on in-hospital outcome in ST-elevation myocardial infarction in a context of interhospital network: data from the prospective VENERE registry (VENEto acute myocardial infarction REgistry]
    Francesco Di Pede
    Dipartimento Cardiovascolare, Ospedale Umberto I, Mestre VE
    Ital Heart J Suppl 6:804-11. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the in-hospital outcome according to reperfusion strategy in the Veneto Region cardiology network...
  53. pmc Restricted weekend service inappropriately delays discharge after acute myocardial infarction
    A M Varnava
    Department of Cardiology, London Chest Hospital, Bonner Road, London E2, UK
    Heart 87:216-9. 2002
    ..Early discharge after myocardial infarction is safe and feasible. Factors that delay discharge need to be identified in order to improve care and reduce bed occupancy...
  54. ncbi [Coronary embolus and acute myocardial infarction in a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy and chronic atrial fibrillation]
    Guido Canali
    Divisione di Cardiologia, Ospedale Sacro Cuore Don Calabria, Negrar, VR
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 7:365-8. 2006
    ..The authors discuss the acute treatment in this clinical situation and the problem of dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with an indication for long-term oral anticoagulation undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention and stenting...
  55. ncbi Primary versus rescue percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    G Gimelli
    Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    Acta Cardiol 55:187-92. 2000
    ....
  56. ncbi [Intensive care in cardiovascular medicine -- acute coronary syndrome]
    M G Hennersdorf
    Klinik fur Kardiologie, Pneumologie und Angiologie, Heinrich Heine Universitat, Dusseldorf
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 130:677-82. 2005
  57. ncbi Cardiogenic shock developing in the coronary care unit in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Giuseppe De Luca
    Division of Cardiology, Maggiore della Carita Hospital, Eastern Piedmont University A Avogadro, and Centro di Biotecnologie per la Ricerca Medica Applicata BRMA, Novara, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:1023-9. 2008
    ..The aim of the current study was to identify, among patients in the BLITZ-1, the clinical predictors, and describe the outcome of patients who developed cardiogenic shock during hospitalization...
  58. ncbi [Changes in high amplitude ECG during hospitalization for myocardial infarction]
    B Brembilla-Perrot
    Service de cardiologie A, CHU de Brabois,
    Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 84:1827-31. 1991
    ..8% of patients on Day 8 and 28.7% at Day 15. We suggest that signal averaged electrocardiography be performed one to two weeks after the onset of myocardial infarction; 13 of 66 patients had abnormalities at Day 8 but not on Day 1...
  59. ncbi [Pre-hospital and hospital thrombolytic therapy of acute myocardial infarction. Evaluation of initial myocardial ischemia and its reversibility by methoxy isobutyl isonitrile computed tomographic scintigraphy]
    M Faraggi
    , , Clichy
    Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 84:41-6. 1991
    ..It could be used to compare the efficacy of different thrombolytic agents or to appreciate the value of pre-hospital thrombolytic therapy with respect to thrombolysis started on hospital admission...
  60. ncbi Pathophysiology of early coronary angioplasty with stenting on non-Q-wave vs Q-wave myocardial infarction
    H Tomoda
    Department of Cardiology, Tokai University, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan
    Angiology 52:671-9. 2001
    ..In conclusion, non-Q-wave MI constitutes a characteristic feature of MI induced by unstable coronary lesions, and early interventional therapies are presumed to result in improved outcomes by stabilizing the unstable culprit lesions...
  61. ncbi Secular trends in cardiovascular mortality in Iran, with special reference to Isfahan
    N Sarraf Zadegan
    Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center, Iran
    Acta Cardiol 54:327-33. 1999
    ..The in-hospital death rates following myocardial infarction in coronary care units (CCUs) and cardiology departments in Isfahan hospitals were also assessed...
  62. ncbi The reduction of infarct size--forty years of research
    Rafael Ferreira
    Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa
    Rev Port Cardiol 29:1037-53. 2010
    ..This prompted the creation of intensive coronary care units in the subsequent decade...
  63. ncbi Under utilisation of evidence-based treatment partially explains for the unfavourable prognosis in diabetic patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Anna Norhammar
    Department of Cardiology, Karolinska Hospital, S 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur Heart J 24:838-44. 2003
    ..We investigated whether differences in the use of evidence-based treatment may contribute to the differences in 1-year survival in a large cohort of consecutive acute myocardial infarction patients with and without diabetes mellitus...
  64. ncbi [Coronary disease: early intervention saves lives. Treatment of acute myocardial infarction in Mantova: results of thirty months of work after the implementation of a province network]
    R Zanini
    Divisione di Cardiologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Carlo Poma, Mantova Italy
    G Ital Nefrol 22:S75-83. 2005
    ....
  65. ncbi Reducing unnecessary coronary care unit admissions: a comparison of three decision aids
    G Davison
    General Medicine Unit, Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY 14620
    J Gen Intern Med 5:474-9. 1990
    ..decision rules for ischemic heart disease have practical value in reducing unnecessary admissions to coronary care units. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: A community hospital emergency room...
  66. ncbi [Suspected acute coronary syndrome in patients without ST-elevation. Exclusion of infarction, early clinical estimation and non-coronary diagnoses]
    T Stork
    Kardiologie Angiologie, Karl Olga Krankenhaus, Akad Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität Ulm, Stuttgart
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 127:260-5. 2002
    ....
  67. ncbi A brief history of sudden cardiac death and its therapy
    Michiel J Janse
    Center for Molecular Therapeutics, Department of Pharmacology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, PH7West 318, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Pharmacol Ther 100:89-99. 2003
    ..the medical profession became aware of the magnitude of the problem of sudden death and began to install coronary care units where arrhythmias could be monitored and prompt defibrillation could be delivered...
  68. ncbi [Lisinopril: myocardial infarction, the first 24 hours, in patients with stable hemodynamic status. The GISSI-3 study; results at 6 weeks]
    G Tognoni
    Institut de recherche en pharmacologie Mario-Negri, Milan, Italie
    Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 88:25-34. 1995
    ..Between June 1991 and July 1993, 19,394 patients were randomised in 200 Italian coronary care units. The patients were eligible if admitted within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms, if they had a stable ..
  69. ncbi Continuous ST-segment monitoring of patients with left bundle branch block and suspicion of acute myocardial infarction
    G Gunnarsson
    Department of Medicine, Akureyri Regional Hospital, V Eyrarlandsveg, 600 Akureyri, Iceland
    J Intern Med 255:571-8. 2004
    ..We have investigated prospectively the usefulness of real-time continuous vectorcardiography for monitoring patients with left bundle branch block and suspicion of acute myocardial infarction...
  70. ncbi [Personality and acute myocardial infarction: distinctive traits]
    F Bonaguidi
    Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica del CNR, Pisa
    G Ital Cardiol 24:745-53. 1994
    ..Aim of this study is to evaluate the presence of peculiar personality traits in patients with acute myocardial infarction as compared with normal subjects...
  71. ncbi A multifaceted intervention to reduce pandrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii colonization and infection in 3 intensive care units in a Thai tertiary care center: a 3-year study
    Anucha Apisarnthanarak
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
    Clin Infect Dis 47:760-7. 2008
    ..We sought to determine the long-term effect of a multifaceted infection-control intervention to reduce the incidence of pandrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection in a Thai tertiary care center...
  72. ncbi Smoking and prognosis after acute myocardial infarction in the thrombolytic era (Israeli Thrombolytic National Survey)
    S Gottlieb
    Heiden Department of Cardiology, Bikur Cholim Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 28:1506-13. 1996
    ..This study sought to compare the relation between smoking and the 30-day and 6-month outcome after acute myocardial infarction in an Israeli nationwide survey...
  73. ncbi Characteristics and outcome of patients with acute coronary syndrome and normal or near-normal coronary angiography
    Sa ar Minha
    Department of Cardiology, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel
    Coron Artery Dis 21:212-6. 2010
    ....
  74. ncbi [Transient psychiatric abnormalities in patients with acute myocardial infarction]
    Tomasz Rechcinski
    II Katedra i Klinika Kardiologii, Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Lodzi
    Pol Arch Med Wewn 114:664-72. 2005
    Psychiatric abnormalities (PA) are often observed in patients (pts) in the Coronary Care Units. The origin of such abnormalities is not always clear, but it is known that they may aggravate patients status and interfere with further ..
  75. ncbi Vasodilator stress echocardiography for risk stratification of medically stabilized unstable angina
    G Gigli
    Cardiovascular Units, Hospitals of Rapallo Genova, and Lucca, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 3:59-66. 2002
    ..The aims of this study were to assess the safety, feasibility and prognostic value of dipyridamole-atropine stress echo in patients with medically stabilized unstable angina...
  76. ncbi Effect of dofetilide in patients with recent myocardial infarction and left-ventricular dysfunction: a randomised trial
    L Køber
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Hellerup, Denmark
    Lancet 356:2052-8. 2000
    ..Dofetilide, a new class III agent, was investigated for effects on all-cause mortality and morbidity in patients with left-ventricular dysfunction after myocardial infarction...
  77. ncbi Heart rupture predictors in Spanish myocardial infarction patients: evaluation using propensity score analysis
    Manuel Ruiz-Bailén
    Intensive Care Unit, Critical Care and Emergency Department, Hospital Universitario Medico Quirurgico del Complejo Hospitalario de Jaen, Jaen University, Spain
    Med Sci Monit 16:PH49-56. 2010
    ..The aim was to evaluate factors associated with the development of heart rupture in a Spanish registry of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients...
  78. ncbi [Evaluation of right ventricular function by tissue Doppler echocardiography and Tei index in right ventricular myocardial infarction]
    Ying Fan
    Department of Cardiac Medicine, The First Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, China
    Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi 44:180-3. 2005
    ..With tissue Doppler imaging and right ventricular Tei index, right ventricular function in patients with right ventricular myocardial infarction (RVMI) was assessed...
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    Roberto Zanini
    Struttura Complessa di Cardiologia, A O Carlo Ponma, Mantova
    Ital Heart J Suppl 6:165-71. 2005
    ..The aim of this work was to assess the effectiveness of telemedicine in the reduction of time to treatment...
  80. ncbi Myocardial infarction: a paradigm of success in modern medicine
    Gaetano Thiene
    Department of Medical Diagnostic Sciences and Special Therapies, University of Padua Medical School, Padua, Italy
    Cardiovasc Pathol 19:1-5. 2010
    Hospital mortality for acute myocardial infarction declined from 30% to 10% in the last 30 years, thanks to coronary care units and early revascularization with thrombolysis, angioplasty, and stent implantation...
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    Roberto Zanini
    Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Carlo Poma, Mantova
    Ital Heart J Suppl 4:838-49. 2003
    ....
  82. ncbi Continuous ST monitoring: a bedside instrument? A report from the Assessment of the Safety of a New Thrombolytic (ASSENT 2) ST monitoring substudy
    P Johanson
    Clinical Experimental Research Laboratory, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Ostra, Goteborg, Sweden
    Am Heart J 142:58-62. 2001
    Continuous ST monitoring has during the past decade become widespread in coronary care units (CCU) and is now even recommended by international task forces to survey patients with acute coronary syndromes...
  83. ncbi Anisoylated plasminogen streptokinase activator complex (APSAC). A review of its mechanism of action, clinical pharmacology and therapeutic use in acute myocardial infarction
    J P Monk
    ADIS Drug Information Services, Auckland
    Drugs 34:25-49. 1987
    ..Of particular importance is its relative ease of administration, reducing the dependence on coronary care units with catheterisation facilities, and the associated costs and delays in implementing treatment...
  84. ncbi Bundle branch block and acute myocardial infarction. Treatment and outcome
    G Gunnarsson
    Department of Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Ostra, Goteborg, Sweden
    Scand Cardiovasc J 34:575-9. 2000
    ..To study early diagnosis, treatment and outcome in patients with bundle branch block and clinically suspected acute myocardial infarction...
  85. ncbi Long-term (three-year) prognosis of patients treated with reperfusion or conservatively after acute myocardial infarction. Israeli Thrombolytic Survey Group
    S Gottlieb
    Neufeld Cardiac Research Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 34:70-82. 1999
    ....
  86. ncbi Improved outcome of elderly patients (> or = 75 years of age) with acute myocardial infarction from 1981-1983 to 1992-1994 in Israel. The SPRINT and Thrombolytic Survey Groups. Secondary Prevention Reinfarction Israel Nifedipine Trial
    S Gottlieb
    Neufeld Cardiac Research Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Circulation 95:342-50. 1997
    ....
  87. ncbi Glucose metabolism in patients with acute myocardial infarction and no previous diagnosis of diabetes mellitus: a prospective study
    Anna Norhammar
    Department of Cardiology, Karolinska Hospital, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Lancet 359:2140-4. 2002
    ....
  88. ncbi Cortisol and vital exhaustion in relation to significant coronary artery stenosis in middle-aged women with acute coronary syndrome
    Jenny Koertge
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet at Karolinska Hospital, S 171 76, Stockholm, Sweden
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 27:893-906. 2002
    ..We investigated the relationship between chronic stress, assessed by serum cortisol and vital exhaustion, and coronary artery stenosis and the importance of chronic stress in relation to standard risk factors of CAD...
  89. ncbi Comparison of effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors after acute myocardial infarction in diabetic versus nondiabetic patients
    Shmuel Gottlieb
    Neufeld Cardiac Research Institute Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Am J Cardiol 92:1020-5. 2003
    ..The study population was drawn from a national survey conducted in all coronary care units operating in Israel during a 5-month period in 1996, and included 2,179 patients with AMI: 533 diabetics (..
  90. ncbi Analytical performance of time-resolved fluorometry-based Innotrac Aio! cardiac marker immunoassays
    P Hedberg
    Laboratory of Oulu University Hospital, Department of Clinical Chemistry, University of Oulu, Finland
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest 63:55-64. 2003
    ..This system is therefore suitable for use in emergency departments, coronary care units or central laboratory settings.
  91. ncbi Limited prognostic value of noninvasive assessment of reperfusion by continuous vectorcardiography in an unselected cohort of patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated with thrombolysis
    Michael Eriksson
    Department of Cardiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Electrocardiol 40:305-10. 2007
    ..vectorcardiography (VCG) in an unselected cohort of 400 patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction, treated at 4 coronary care units in Stockholm, Sweden, between 1999 and 2002. The main outcome measure was 1-year mortality.
  92. ncbi ECG criteria in diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in the presence of left bundle branch block
    G Gunnarsson
    Clinical Experimental Research Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Ostra, 416 85, Goteborg, Sweden
    Int J Cardiol 78:167-74. 2001
    ..Recently a diagnostic ECG scoring system was suggested, showing good diagnostic abilities. This scoring system has never been tested in a prospective manner; we have done so and investigated if it might bear prognostic information...
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    Filippo Ottani
    Divisione di Cardiologia, Ospedale Civile, Bentivoglio, BO
    Ital Heart J Suppl 3:933-42. 2002
    ..However, at present, little is known upon how "old" and "new" biochemical markers of myocardial damage are utilized in daily clinical practice...
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    L Vaur
    , Laboratoires Roussel,
    Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 90:1485-92. 1997
    Patients admitted in coronary care units, in november 1995, for confirmed acute myocardial infarction within 48 hours of symptoms onset were included in this study...
  95. pmc Time dependent variability of QT dispersion after acute myocardial infarction and its relation to ventricular fibrillation: a prospective study
    J D Aitchison
    Academic Department of Cardiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN, UK
    Heart 84:504-8. 2000
    ..To show whether increased QT dispersion on admission predicts ventricular fibrillation after acute myocardial infarction, and to determine the nature of time related changes in QT dispersion...
  96. ncbi Do episodes of anger trigger myocardial infarction? A case-crossover analysis in the Stockholm Heart Epidemiology Program (SHEEP)
    J Moller
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Psychosom Med 61:842-9. 1999
    ..Our objectives were to study anger as a trigger of acute myocardial infarction (MI) and to explore potential effect modification by usual behavioral patterns related to hostility...
  97. ncbi Prognostic value of a multimarker approach for patients presenting to hospital with acute chest pain
    Conor J McCann
    The Heart Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, United Kingdom
    Am J Cardiol 103:22-8. 2009
    ..of patients admitted with ischemic-type chest pain, a prospective study of 664 patients presenting to 2 coronary care units with ischemic-type chest pain was conducted over 3 years beginning in 2003...
  98. ncbi Anticoagulation therapy in atrial fibrillation in combination with acute myocardial infarction influences long-term outcome: a prospective cohort study from the Register of Information and Knowledge About Swedish Heart Intensive Care Admissions (RIKS-HIA)
    Ulf Stenestrand
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Linkoping, Sweden
    Circulation 112:3225-31. 2005
    ..We investigated the prescription of oral anticoagulation (OAC) in patients discharged alive with AF after an AMI and the influence of OAC treatment on 1-year mortality...
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    Assunta De Luca
    Area Governo dell Offerta Lazio Sanità, Agenzia di Sanità Pubblica della Regione Lazio, Roma
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 9:118-25. 2008
    ..ECP) for the management of STEMI patients were designed, focusing on early pre-hospital diagnosis and best appropriate treatment through the ECG transmission and teleconsultation among EMS and cardiologists in coronary care units (CCU).
  100. ncbi The clinical applications of contrast echocardiography
    Robert Olszewski
    Cardiac Investigation Annexe, Oxford University, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
    Eur J Echocardiogr 8:S13-23. 2007
    ..Assessment of LV function in patients in intensive care and coronary care units. Optimal endocardial border delineation is crucial and often can be achieved only by ultrasound contrast: 1...
  101. pmc Post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with cardiac disease: predicting vulnerability from emotional responses during admission for acute coronary syndromes
    D L Whitehead
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Heart 92:1225-9. 2006
    ..To assess frequency and predictors of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), measured by the Post Traumatic Stress-self report version, at three months after admission for acute coronary syndromes (ACS)...

Research Grants15

  1. Sensitive Measurement of Cardiac Troponin I at Point of Care: The Silicon BioDevi
    OCTAVIAN FLORESCU; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..which will help decrease the $10 to $13 billion expended annually for the care of non-MI patients in coronary care units. Yet, despite the clear need for sensitive and rapid cardiac troponin measurements to quickly diagnose and ..
  2. Training in Critical Care Health Policy Research
    David A Asch; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and children with severe acute medical problems, trauma and post-surgical care in intensive care units, and coronary care units or emergency departments...
  3. ELECTROCHEMICAL BIOSENSOR OF CARDIAC MARKERS
    Kai Wang; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..is expected to provide these characteristics of myocardial infarction diagnosis at emergency room or coronary care units. Such biosensor will provide a low cost, highly efficient, clinically accurate and simple operation without ..
  4. OUTCOMES FOLLOWING COMMUNITY INTERVENTIONS FOR ACUTE MI
    Mickey Eisenberg; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..intervention, which is targeted to persons who are at high risk of a heart attack (persons hospitalized in coronary care units), will be divided into two groups...
  5. HISTORICAL INVESTIGATION OF CORONARY CARE UNITS
    ARLENE KEELING; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..historical research methods, and (2) to support her research on the inception , growth and development of coronary care units (CCUs) in the United States during the period from 1945 to 1985, the roles of nurses within those units, ..
  6. Improving Transfusion Practices Using Decision Support
    Jeffrey Rothschild; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..We will also examine whether improvements in appropriate transfusion ordering behavior among clinicians using decision support tools will be greater than improvements achieved by educational programs alone. ..
  7. Prospective Investigation for Pulmonary Embolism Dx III
    Paul Stein; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. Enhancing Recovery After Cardiac Surgery
    Lynn Doering; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. Telemonitoring to improve heart failure outcomes
    Harlan Krumholz; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  10. Strategies to reduce time to reperfusion therapy for MI
    Harlan Krumholz; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Data generated from these studies will guide efforts by clinicians, administrators, researchers, and policy makers to decrease time to reperfusion therapy for patients with STEMI. ..
  11. HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE & BETA-BLOCKER USE AFTER AMI
    Harlan Krumholz; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. MECHANISMS OF HORMONE THERAPY IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN
    L Newby; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  13. SEVERE DEPRESSION IN WOMEN AFTER CARDIAC SURGERY
    Lynn Doering; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The research proposed as part of the award is designed to completed the applicant's formal and laboratory training. ..
  14. PROSPECTIVE INVESTIGATION OF PULMONARY EMBOLISM DX-II
    Paul Stein; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..4) The team of investigators is strong, and has collaborated previously in successful research in PE. ..