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Love wave

[′ləv ‚wāv]
(geophysics)
A horizontal dispersive surface wave, multireflected between internal boundaries of an elastic body, applied chiefly in the study of seismic waves in the earth's crust.
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A univariate Cox proportional hazard regression model of selected variables as predictors for composite endpoint showed the following results (Figure 1A-F): 1) 12-lead resting ECG: Q-wave (HR = 2.
They found that 35 percent of the patients had evidence of a heart attack and that non-Q-wave attacks were three times more common than Q-wave UMIs.
Both drug-eluting stents were also equivalent in terms of major adverse cardiac events (MACE), which in this study were defined to include cardiac deaths, Q-wave myocardial infarctions, non-Q wave myocardial infarctions, emergent bypass surgery and target lesion revascularizations (a subsequent procedure to reopen an artery).
Patients were considered to have either an ST-elevation MI (ST elevation or Q-wave with an increased cTnI) or a NSTEMI (no ST elevation or Q-wave but with an increased cTnI) on the basis of both serial ECG and cTnI determinations over 12-24 h after presentation for both the initial or reinfarction events.
MACCE is defined as Composite of Major Adverse Cardiac and Cerebrovascular Events, including Death/Stroke or TIA/MI/Repeat Revascularization in the PROTECT II study, using 8xULN for biomarkers or Q-wave for Peri-procedural MI (Stone et al Circulation 2001;104:642-647) and 2xULN for Spontaneous MI (PROTECT II definition).
Objective: Significant Q-wave is sometimes invisible in the patients with triple vessel disease (TVD) even though TVD is a serious coronary heart disease.
The results for up to four years follow-up also showed a trend toward a lower rate of all-cause death, as well as the combination all-cause death or Q-wave MI, for the TAXUS stent compared to its BMS control.
MIs included all new ST-segment elevations, Q-wave events, left bundle branch blocks, and elevations in serum levels of creatine kinase that exceeded three times the upper limit of normal.