In AMI patients undergoing PCI, hyperglycemia is associated with an increased risk for contrast-induced nephropathy.
Treatment with the direct thrombin inhibitor bivalirudin in prolonged infusion >120 minutes in patients undergoing PCI does not increase risk of bleeding complications.
Despite higher caloric intake and saturated fats, red wine (RW) drinkers have similar coronary lesion burden; calcium score however was higher compared to abstemious. Higher HDL cholesterol ascribed to RW drinking and lower plasma glucose may have protective roles.
Worsening renal function is a powerful predictor for in-hospital mortality and CV complications in ACS patients.
LV contractile reserve measured with strain imaging at low dose dobutamine echo may be used to estimate IMR as a measure of coronary microvascular function in patients without significant coronary artery disease.
The kidney function of patients undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography or PCI seems to be unrelated to the Lipid-Core Burden Index score of a non-intervened coronary artery segment.
Aspirin resistance has unfavorable effect in patients with drug eluting stents. Early or late loading of clopidogrel did not result in any difference on cardiovascular outcome among patients with drug eluting stents whether they are aspirin resistant or sensitive.
Creatinine kinase and NT-proBNP are independent predictors of 30-day risk of death or cardiogenic shock in patients with acute myocardial infarction
IL-6 at the time of coronary PCI may have short term prognostic value in pts with STEMI.
Acute myocardial infarction can be detected significantly earlier with high sensitive troponin compared to conventional troponin T.