39,632 results match your criteria Acute Coronary Syndrome

Sex differences in the clinical presentation of acute coronary syndromes.

Curr Probl Cardiol 2022 Jun 24:101300. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Department of Cardiology. Hospital de Alta Complejidad El Cruce. Florencio Varela. Buenos Aires. Argentina; GEDIC. Grupo de Estudio, Docencia e Investigación Clínica. Buenos Aires. Argentina.

The clinical presentation of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) as ST-elevation ACS (STEACS) or non-ST-elevation ACS (NSTEACS) differs between women and men. The aim of this study was to describe the difference in the clinical presentation of ACS between sexes. A total of 10,019 patients included in the Epi-Cardio Registry were analyzed. Read More

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Interleukin-35 ameliorates cardiovascular disease by suppressing inflammatory responses and regulating immune homeostasis.

Jie Feng Yanqing Wu

Int Immunopharmacol 2022 Jun 24;110:108938. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Department of Cardiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, 330006, China. Electronic address:

The immune response is of great significance in the initiation and progression of a diversity of cardiovascular diseases involving pro-and anti-inflammatory cytokines. Interleukin-35 (IL-35), a cytokine of the interleukin-12 family, is a novel anti-inflammation and immunosuppressive cytokine, maintaining inflammatory suppression and regulating immune homeostasis. The role of IL-35 in cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) has aroused enthusiastic attention, a diversity of experimental or clinical evidence has indicated that IL-35 potentially has a pivot role in protecting against cardiovascular diseases, especially atherosclerosis and myocarditis. Read More

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Fish and human health: an umbrella review of observational studies.

Int J Food Sci Nutr 2022 Jun 26:1-10. Epub 2022 Jun 26.

Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.

Fish represents one of the most important dietary sources of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are known to be associated with various health benefits. This study aimed to systematically review existing meta-analyses of observational studies exploring the association between fish intake and various health outcomes. A systematic search of electronic databases was conducted to retrieve a total of 63 studies. Read More

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Increased Risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome in Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients With Uveitis: A Population-Based Cohort Study.

Front Immunol 2022 10;13:890543. Epub 2022 Jun 10.

Department of Ophthalmology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: Uveitis, a sight-threatening ocular inflammatory state, is associated with autoimmune diseases and systemic inflammation. This prolonged systemic inflammation may cause plaque formation in coronary arteries, subsequently resulting in acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Methods: This retrospective, population-based study (15-year period) used the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database based on the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. Read More

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Intramural Esophageal Hematoma Mimicking Acute Coronary Syndrome: Complication of Warfarin Use in a Mechanical Heart Valve Patient.

Case Rep Med 2022 15;2022:5636989. Epub 2022 Jun 15.

Shohada-Ye-Tajrish Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

A 59-year-old female with a history of mitral valve replacement presented to emergency department, complaining of sudden-onset retrosternal chest pain since 4 hours ago. Electrocardiogram, laboratory tests, and computed tomography (CT) angiography of aorta were performed and ruled out aortic dissection and cardiovascular events. However, new complaint of odynophagia, dysphagia, and incidental findings in CT angiography proposed esophageal pathologies. Read More

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Impact of Prasugrel and Ticagrelor on Platelet Reactivity in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2022 9;9:905607. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

National Clinical Research Center for Chinese Medicine Cardiology, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.

Background: This meta-analysis mainly aimed to compare the impact of prasugrel and ticagrelor on platelet reactivity (PR) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Methods: We searched four electronic databases to identify randomized controlled trials and cohort studies comparing the impact of prasugrel and ticagrelor on PR in patients with ACS. We performed group analyses according to three detection methods, drug dose [loading dose (LD) and maintenance dose (MTD)] and LD effect time, and assessed the robustness of the results through sensitivity analysis. Read More

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Modified Shock Index as Simple Clinical Independent Predictor of In-Hospital Mortality in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2022 9;9:915881. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia.

Introduction: Despite being the current most accurate risk scoring system for predicting in-hospital mortality for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk score is time consuming due to the requirement for electrocardiography and laboratory examinations. This study is aimed to evaluate the association between modified shock index (MSI), as a simple and convenient index, with in-hospital mortality and revascularization in hospitalized patients with ACS.

Methods: A single-centered, retrospective cohort study, involving 1,393 patients with ACS aged ≥ 18 years old, was conducted between January 2018 and January 2022. Read More

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Efficacy and Safety of Shenqisuxin Granule for Non-ST-segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome: Study Protocol for a Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2022 9;9:888724. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

National Clinical Research Center for Chinese Medicine Cardiology, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.

Introduction: The Chinese herbal compound formula, Shenqisuxin granule (SQSX), promotes neovascularization and prevents in-stent restenosis in modern pharmaceutical studies and is expected to provide an effective strategy for non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS). Thus, this study aims to examine the efficacy and safety of SQSX for NSTEACS and initially reveal its mechanism.

Methods/design: The study is a randomized, double-blinded and placebo-controlled trial. Read More

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A Novel Clinical Score for Differential Diagnosis Between Acute Myocarditis and Acute Coronary Syndrome - The SAlzburg MYocarditis (SAMY) Score.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2022 9;9:875682. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine II, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria.

Background: Acute myocarditis and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are important differential diagnoses in patients with new-onset chest pain. To date, no clinical score exists to support the differentiation between these two diseases. The aim of this study was to develop such a score to aid the physician in scenarios where discrimination between myocarditis and ACS appears difficult. Read More

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Predicting Patients With Troponin Positive Chest Pain and Unobstructed Coronary Arteries With Electrocardiogram, Troponin Kinetics and GRACE Score.

Heart Lung Circ 2022 Jun 23. Epub 2022 Jun 23.

Department of Cardiology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia; University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Department of Cardiology, Blacktown Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Troponin positive chest-pain with unobstructed coronary arteries (TPCP-UCA), occurs in 6% of cases of patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Whilst TPCP-UCA patients are known to be younger with less cardiovascular risk factors when compared to obstructive coronary disease (MICAD), no validated methods exist to reliably delineate these two conditions prior to coronary angiography.

Methods: We analysed 142 patients with MICAD and 127 patients with TPCP-UCA from 2015 to 2019. Read More

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A Stratified Analysis of the Risk Associated With Low Body Mass Index for Patients After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

J Atheroscler Thromb 2022 Jun 25. Epub 2022 Jun 25.

Department of Cardiology, University of Yamanashi, Faculty of Medicine.

Aims: The relationship between low body mass index (BMI) and prognostic factors for patients with coronary artery disease, commonly observed in elderly individuals in Japan, is important. Few studies have evaluated the prognosis for patients with low BMI after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Using a multivariable-adjusted model and data from a prospective cohort registry, we analyzed the risk associated with low BMI for patients after PCI. Read More

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Radial versus femoral access in ACS patients undergoing complex PCI is associated with consistent bleeding benefit and no excess of risks.

Can J Cardiol 2022 Jun 23. Epub 2022 Jun 23.

Division of Cardiology, Cardiocentro Ticino Institute, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (EOC), Lugano, Switzerland; Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Italian Switzerland, Lugano, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Background: The comparative effectiveness of transradial (TRA) compared with transfemoral access (TFA) in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients undergoing complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains unclear.

Methods: Among 8,404 ACS patients in the Minimizing Adverse Haemorrhagic Events by TRansradial Access Site and Systemic Implementation of angioX (MATRIX)-Access trial, 5,233 underwent noncomplex (TRA, n=2,590 and TFA, n=2,643) and 1,491 complex PCI (TRA, n=777 and TFA, n=714). Co-primary outcomes were major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE, the composite of all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction, or stroke) and the composite of MACE and BARC type 3-5 bleeding (net adverse cardiovascular events, NACE) at 30 days. Read More

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Direct mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2-induced cardiomyocyte damage: an update.

Virol J 2022 Jun 25;19(1):108. Epub 2022 Jun 25.

Center for Coronary Heart Disease, Department of Cardiology, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases of China, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular, Beijing, 100037, China.

Myocardial injury induced by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is reportedly related to disease severity and mortality, attracting attention to exploring relevant pathogenic mechanisms. Limited by insufficient evidence, myocardial injury caused by direct viral invasion of cardiomyocytes (CMs) is not fully understood. Based on recent studies, endosomal dependence can compensate for S protein priming to mediate SARS-CoV-2 infection of CMs, damage the contractile function of CMs, trigger electrical dysfunction, and tip the balance of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system to exert a myocardial injury effect. Read More

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Comparative study of neointimal coverage between titanium-nitric oxide-coated and everolimus-eluting stents in acute coronary syndromes.

Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 2022 Jun 2. Epub 2022 Jun 2.

Heart Center, Satakunta Central Hospital, Pori, Finland; Heart and Lung Center, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.

Introduction And Objectives: To evaluate by optical coherence tomography neointimal healing response after implantation of cobalt-chromium-based titanium-nitride-oxide-coated (TiNO) stents and platinum-chromium-based biodegradable-polymer-coated everolimus-eluting stents (EES) in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Methods: Patients were randomized (1:1) to receive either a TiNO-stent or EES. Optical coherence tomography images were obtained at 30-day (cohort A, n = 52) and 6-month (cohort B, n = 30) follow-up. Read More

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Association of D-dimer with long-term prognosis in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2022 May 27. Epub 2022 May 27.

Department of Cardiology, Tianjin Chest Hospital, No 261 Tai'erzhuang South Road, Jinnan District, Tianjin, 300222, China. Electronic address:

Background And Aims: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) accounts for more and more individuals worldwide. D-dimer has been demonstrated to be associated with cardiovascular diseases. The aim is to study the potential impact of D-dimer on the long-term prognosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the special population with type 2 DM. Read More

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Clinical presentation and short-term outcomes of multisystemic inflammatory syndrome in children in Lagos, Nigeria during the COVID-19 pandemic: A case series.

EClinicalMedicine 2022 Jul 27;49:101475. Epub 2022 May 27.

Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

Background: Multisystemic inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) has increasingly been documented globally with the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and a significant proportion of cases have been noted in children of Black descent. There has been a noticeable discrepancy in the presentation and outcomes of COVID-19 infection in sub-Saharan Africa compared to the rest of the world. We documented the demography, clinical features, laboratory and imaging findings, therapeutic management, and short-term outcomes of paediatric patients with MIS-C diagnosed during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos, Nigeria. Read More

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A Rare Case of Coronary Stent Thrombosis in the Modern Era.

Cureus 2022 May 22;14(5):e25207. Epub 2022 May 22.

Cardiology, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, USA.

In patients with acute coronary syndrome or obstructive coronary artery disease, stents, especially drug-eluting stents (DESs), are used for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). DES prevents abrupt closure of the stented artery. Stent thrombosis is an uncommon but serious complication of PCI, especially with the recent advancement of stent technology. Read More

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A Case Report of Severe Dehydration Associated With Acute Kidney Injury Causing Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

Cureus 2022 May 22;14(5):e25226. Epub 2022 May 22.

Cardiology Department, Dubai Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, ARE.

The initial electrocardiogram finding in the setting of acute myocardial infarction typically shows either persistent ST-segment elevation or non-ST-segment elevation. In young adults, when coronary angiography is performed, can further classify the patient with an occluded vessel and those with non-occluded coronary arteries. In these subgroups, myocardial infarction can be explained on the basis of coronary artery thrombosis, embolization, spontaneous coronary artery dissection, myocardial bridging, coronary aneurysms, ectasia, anomalous origin of coronary arteries coronary microvascular dysfunction, and vasospasm, or a combination of these factors. Read More

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Epicardial Fat Necrosis After COVID-19 Infection: A Case Report.

Cureus 2022 May 20;14(5):e25154. Epub 2022 May 20.

Cardiology, Clemenceau Medical Center, Beirut, LBN.

Epipericardial or epicardial fat necrosis (EFN) is a self-limited inflammatory process occurring in the mediastinal fat surrounding the heart. It is an uncommon cause of acute chest pain and mimics more critical clinical disorders such as acute coronary syndrome, aortic dissection, and pulmonary embolism. However, EFN is frequently overlooked and under-recognized in emergency departments (EDs) owing to the unfamiliarity of this condition among physicians and radiologists. Read More

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What Should We Do after the COVID-19 Vaccination? Vaccine-Associated Diseases and Precautionary Measures against Adverse Reactions.

Vaccines (Basel) 2022 May 28;10(6). Epub 2022 May 28.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, 2-22-36, Ohashi Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8515, Japan.

COVID-19 vaccines have been used to counteract the global COVID-19 pandemic. While these are effective, adverse reactions have been reported, such as injection-site pain, muscle ache, fever, palpitation, and chest discomfort. The release of inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-1β, is a potential mechanism for post-vaccine side-effects. Read More

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Drug-Drug Interactions of Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs): From Pharmacological to Clinical Practice.

Pharmaceutics 2022 May 24;14(6). Epub 2022 May 24.

Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Milan, 20133 Milan, Italy.

The direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban, are becoming the most commonly prescribed drugs for preventing ischemic stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) and for the treatment and prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Rivaroxaban was also recently approved for the treatment of patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Their use demonstrated to have a favorable risk-benefit profile, with significant reductions in stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, and mortality compared to warfarin, but with increased gastrointestinal bleeding. Read More

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Cognitive and Speech Rehabilitation in a Patient Affected by Takotsubo Cardiomyophathy: A Case Report.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2022 May 24;58(6). Epub 2022 May 24.

IRCCS Centro Neurolesi Bonino Pulejo, 98124 Messina, Italy.

: Takotsubo Syndrome (TS) constitutes one of the most recent clinical realities in modern cardiology. It is clinically similar to the acute coronary syndrome, in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. : We described a case of a female patient affected by TS and left ventricular apical thrombus. Read More

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Differences of Hemogram Parameters and Their Ratios among Patients with Takotsubo Syndrome, Acute Coronary Syndrome and Healthy Individuals.

Life (Basel) 2022 May 26;12(6). Epub 2022 May 26.

Clinic for Internal Medicine II, University Hospital Salzburg, Paracelsus Medical University, Müllner Hauptstraße 48, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria.

Introduction: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are clinically indistinguishable from each other. Although therapeutically redundant, coronary angiography remains indispensable for differential diagnosis.

Methods: In our study, we compared hemogram parameters and their ratios in 103 patients presenting with undiagnosed chest pain. Read More

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Single versus Double Stenting in NSTEMI Patients with Complex Left Main Bifurcation Disease.

J Clin Med 2022 Jun 20;11(12). Epub 2022 Jun 20.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Specialistic Medicine, Rovigo General Hospital, 45100 Rovigo, Italy.

Among patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) the presence of a bifurcation left main (LM) disease represents a particular subset graved by both clinical and technical challenges. We sought to assess the long-term outcomes of patients with NSTEMI treated either by single or double stent strategy, having an LM bifurcation culprit lesion. We retrospectively analyzed the procedural and medical data of consecutive patients referred to our center for NSTEMI due to complex LM bifurcation disease as the culprit lesion, treated using either single or dual stenting (provisional stenting, T or T-and-Protrusion (TAP), Culotte, and Nano-inverted-T (NIT)) techniques between January 2008 and May 2018. Read More

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Trained Immunity as a Trigger for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease-A Literature Review.

J Clin Med 2022 Jun 12;11(12). Epub 2022 Jun 12.

Department of Population Medicine and Lifestyle Diseases Prevention, Medical University of Białystok, 15-259 Bialystok, Poland.

Atherosclerosis remains the leading cause of cardiovascular diseases and represents a primary public health challenge. This chronic state may lead to a number of life-threatening conditions, such as myocardial infarction and stroke. Lipid metabolism alterations and inflammation remain at the forefront of the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, but the overall mechanism is not yet fully understood. Read More

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Platelet Reactivity and Outcomes after Off-Pump Coronary Surgery in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients.

J Clin Med 2022 Jun 8;11(12). Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul 03722, Korea.

Ischemic and hemorrhagic complications are major determinants of survival in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients undergoing coronary surgery. We investigated the association of preoperative platelet reactivity to P2Y antagonists with ischemic and hemorrhagic complications after Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass surgery (OPCAB) in ACS patients who received dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) within 5 days prior to surgery. This prospective, observational study with 177 patients compared the incidence of perioperative major bleeding and major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) in relation to the tertile distribution of the % inhibitory response to P2Y antagonists, as measured by a thromboelastography platelet mapping assay. Read More

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Nitrates vs. Other Types of Vasodilators and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Vasospastic Angina: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis.

J Clin Med 2022 Jun 7;11(12). Epub 2022 Jun 7.

Division of Cardiology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 06591, Korea.

Although vasodilators are widely used in patients with vasospastic angina (VA), few studies have compared the long-term prognostic effects of different types of vasodilators. We investigated the long-term effects of vasodilators on clinical outcomes in VA patients according to the type of vasodilator used. Study data were obtained from a prospective multicenter registry that included patients who had symptoms suggestive of VA. Read More

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A Comparison of Rehospitalization Risks on Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Patients after Recovery from Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Healthcare (Basel) 2022 May 28;10(6). Epub 2022 May 28.

Department of International Business, Feng Chia University, Taichung 40723, Taiwan.

Background: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the risks of rehospitalization caused by acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or stroke would have significant differences between diabetic and non-diabetic patients from ACS.

Methods: This was a retrospective study of 364 inpatients with ACS from 2017 to 2019. Logistic regression models included gender, age group, and the principal diagnosis of hospitalization as controlling variables which were used to analyze the dataset. Read More

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A Machine Learning Based Discharge Prediction of Cardiovascular Diseases Patients in Intensive Care Units.

Healthcare (Basel) 2022 May 24;10(6). Epub 2022 May 24.

LPRI, EMSI, Casablanca 23300, Morocco.

This paper targets a major challenge of how to effectively allocate medical resources in intensive care units (ICUs). We trained multiple regression models using the Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care III (MIMIC III) database recorded in the period between 2001 and 2012. The training and validation dataset included pneumonia, sepsis, congestive heart failure, hypotension, chest pain, coronary artery disease, fever, respiratory failure, acute coronary syndrome, shortness of breath, seizure and transient ischemic attack, and aortic stenosis patients' recorded data. Read More

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