Science News : ESC 2013 : Heart Failure & Coronary Syndrome

Updated:Sep 11,2013
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Heart Failure Trials—Clyde Yancy, MD

EchoCRT, BIC-8—Mariell Jessup, MD

Hot Line IV: Late Breaking Trials on Heart Failure and Acute Coronary Syndrome
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Instant early rule-out using cardiac troponin and copeptin in low- to intermediate-risk patients with suspected ACS: A prospective, randomized multicenter study

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Related Statistics for Heart Failure and Acute Coronary Syndrome

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics: 2013 Update
Circulation. 2013;127:21-23, published online before print December 13 2012, doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.155911
  • Approximately every 44 seconds, an American will have an MI.
  • Approximately every 34 seconds, an American will experience a coronary event, and approximately every minute, someone will die of one.
  • Fifty percent of men and 64% of women who die suddenly of CHD have no previous symptoms of this disease.
  • The estimated average number of years of life lost because of an MI is 16.6.
  • An estimated 5.1 million Americans ≥20 years of age have heart failure.
  • Seventy-five percent of HF cases have antecedent hypertension.

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