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December 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:141–2 doi:10.5837/bjc.2020.039

C-reactive protein: a prognostic indicator for sudden cardiac death post-myocardial infarction

Jordan Faulkner, Francis A Kalu

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Introduction Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) and stenting are considered first-line management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).1 There is a well-recognised inflammatory component to ischaemic heart disease (IHD), and, thus, C-reactive protein (CRP) has been implicated as a poor prognostic indicator for stent re-stenosis, cardiovascular mortality and all-cause mortality post-myocardial infarction (MI).1,2 Case An 87-year-old man presented to Accident and Emergency (A&E) for “a one day history of severe neck/parietal headache on background of recent discharge from hospital with an MI”. Past medical histor

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News from the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2010

February 2011 Br J Cardiol 2011;18:11-3

News from the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2010

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Highlights of the American Heart Association 2010 meeting held in November 2010, in Chicago, USA, included a breakthrough for the treatment of resistant hypertension, and another oral anticoagulant that could be used instead of warfarin in atrial fibrillation patients, without the need for monitoring. RAFT: CRT reduces deaths and hospitalisations in mild heart failure Adding cardiac-resynchronisation therapy (CRT) to implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and medication, led to a reduction in deaths and heart failure hospitalistions among patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms of heart failure in the RAFT (Resynchronisation-Defibrilla

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