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Background Trends in the use of guideline-based treatment for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as well as its association with patient outcomes have not been summarized in a large, longitudinal study. Furthermore, it is unknown whether gender-, race-, and age-based care disparities have narrowed...
Background Ejection fraction (EF) is an important method of mortality prediction among cardiac patients, and has been used to identify the highest risk patients for enrollment in the defibrillator primary prevention trials. Evidence suggests that measures of EF by different imaging modalities may...