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July 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:159–61

Making the most of the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP)

Christopher P Gale, Alex D Simms, Brian A Cattle, Phil D Batin, John S Birkhead, Darren S Greenwood, Alistair S Hall, Robert M West

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Missing data Figure 1. Computed tomography (CT) sagittal reconstruction, two-chamber view. The subepicardial myocardium is thin and normally compacted with a thicker non-compacted subendocardial layer in the anterior wall and apex. Note the artefact from the right ventricular (RV) pacemaker tip There are, however, justified concerns with regard to MINAP data relating to data quality and completeness of ascertainment. These concerns reflect, in some cases, difficulties experienced by some hospitals with data collection. Systematic differences between patients with and without information recorded may bias the estimated performance of a hospita

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March 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:63-64

Prasugrel approved in Europe

BJCardio editorial staff

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Prasugrel, which will be marketed in Europe as Efient“, will be the first major competitor to clopidogrel, which has a much broader range of indications and is one of the world’s best selling pharmaceuticals. Prasugrel is a more potent antiplatelet agent than clopidogrel and is not thought to be associated with so much variability as clopidogrel. The increased antiplatelet potency of prasugrel would be expected to translate into a higher efficacy in preventing ischaemic events, but also a higher risk of bleeding. This is exactly what was seen in the large-scale TRITON-TIMI 38 trial, on which the approval of prasugrel is based. In the

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March 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:63-64

Don’t take proton pump inhibitors with clopidogre

BJCardio editorial staff

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PPIs are often prescribed for patients treated with clopidogrel and aspirin following ACS to reduce the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. But it is thought that they can inhibit the cytochrome P450 isoenzymes that convert clopidogrel to its active metabolite, and these latest results suggest that such prophylactic prescribing of PPIs in this group of patients is not recommended, and that other gastro-protective agents may be preferable, the study authors comment. For their study, they identified 8,205 patients with ACS taking clopidogrel after hospital discharge, of whom 64% were prescribed a PPI. The primary end point, the risk of death or

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September 2007 Br J Cardiol 2007;14:203-04

Women and heart disease

Dr Alan Begg

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November 2004 Br J Cardiol (Acute Interv Cardiol) 2004;11:AIC 89–AIC 92

An investigation into the prognostic value of the cardiac marker troponin T in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome without ST segment elevation

Aidan Kirkpatrick, Michael Martin, Philip Lewis, Simon Capewell, Gary Cook, Georgios Lyratzopoulos

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January 2004 Br J Cardiol 2004;11:34-8

How do we define myocardial infarction? A survey of the views of consultant physicians and cardiologists

Julia Helen Baron, Alice Joy, Michael Millar-Craig

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January 2004 Br J Cardiol 2004;11:27-32

Heart failure and venous thromboembolism: a major hidden risk

Julia Helen Baron, Alice Joy, Michael Millar-Craig

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May 2003 Br J Cardiol (Acute Interv Cardiol) 2003;10(1):AIC 45–AIC 48

The frequency of acute coronary syndromes and the cost of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor treatment

Gary Cook, Philip Lewis, Michael Martin, Kathleen Carolan, Ian Short, Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Daniel Havely

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May 2003 Br J Cardiol (Acute Interv Cardiol) 2003;10:AIC 49–AIC 51

Pre-operative strategies on clopidogrel use in coronary artery bypass grafting

Andreas Hoschtitzky, Adrian Marchbank

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