Atrial fib linked to incident myocardial infarction

Atrial fibrillation is strongly associated with incident myocardial infarction, independently of coronary risk factors and potential confounders, according to an analysis of data from the REGARDS...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Prehospital bivalirudin reduced bleeding with PCI

SAN FRANCISCO – Giving bivalirudin in the ambulance to patients with ST-segment elevation MI before primary percutaneous coronary intervention significantly improved 30-day bleeding outcomes in a...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Transradial PCI in women appears safe, feasible

SAN FRANCISCO – Rates of bleeding or vascular complications in women undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention were 59% lower using radial access, compared with femoral access, a difference that...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Systemic sclerosis brings sharply increased MI risk

SAN DIEGO – Patients with systemic sclerosis are at greater than eightfold increased risk of having an acute myocardial infarction during the first year after diagnosis, compared with matched...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

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Clinical practice guidelines adaptation for internists - An EFIM methodology

Author(s): Wiktoria Leśniak, Laura Morbidoni, Dror Dicker, Ignacio Marín-León
Date:25 June 2020

The challenge of implementing Less is More medicine: A European perspective

Author(s): Omar Kherad, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Lina Karlafti, Margus Lember, Nathalie Van Aerde, Orvar Gunnarsson, Cristian Baicus, Miguel Bigotte Vieira, António Vaz-Carneiro, Antonio Brucato, Ivica Lazurova, Wiktoria Leśniak, Thomas Hanslik, Stephen Hewitt, Eleni Papanicolaou, Olga Boeva, Dror Dicker, Biljana Ivanovska, Pinar Yldiz, Patrick Lacor, Mark Cranston, Frauke Weidanz, Giorgio Costantino, Nicola Montano
Date:16 April 2020

Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned, Leonid Lazebnike, Soňa Kiňováf, Evert- Jan de Kruijfg, Radovan Hojsh, Thomas Hansliki, Mine Durusu-Tanrioverj, Francesco Dentalik, Xavier Corbellal, Pietro Castellinom, Monica Bivoln, Stefano Bassettio, Vasco Barretop, Eduardo Montero Ruizq, Luis Camposr, The Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Date:15 November 2018


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