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IntroductionA high proportion of Canadian patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) do not achieve the threshold low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels recommended by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society in 2021. This increases the risk of subsequent atherosclerotic...
18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and 18F-sodium fluoride (NaF) represent emerging PET tracers used to assess atherosclerosis-related inflammation and molecular calcification, respectively. By localizing to sites with high glucose utilization, FDG has been used to assess myocardial viability for...
BackgroundStudies evaluating the role of midodrine as an adjunctive therapy to liberate patients with shock from intravenous (IV) vasopressors have yielded mixed results. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of midodrine as an adjunctive therapy to liberate patients with...
Cardiac amyloidosis is a life-threatening disease that occurs when amyloid proteins, most commonly immunoglobulin light chain or transthyretin, mutate or become unstable, misfold, deposit as amyloid fibrils, and accumulate in the myocardium. Early diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis is hindered by...
This article, co-authored by a family member of a patient with atrial fibrillation and a cardiothoracic surgeon, discusses the challenges of communicating cardiac diagnoses and treatment options from both the patient and clinician perspective.
IntroductionColchicine, thought to exert its effect via reduction of inflammation, has recently been studied in patients following acute coronary syndromes (ACS). We performed a meta-analysis of all available randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in this high-risk cohort, evaluating efficacy and...
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