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Cardiac disease myocarditis has historically affected more men than women, and that holds true for pediatric populations, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

A tool designed to predict the risk of MI and cardiac arrest (MICA) after noncardiac surgery in older patients works significantly better than two widely used models that aren’t age-specific, according to a study published Nov. 16 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Owning a dog could be linked to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in single-person households and lower all-cause mortality in the general population, a 12-year study of Swedish canine owners suggests.

Elderly people with higher levels of the protein CXCL5 in their blood tend to have clearer arteries, researchers reported in the American Journal of Pathology.

Only 1 in 8 people who suffer a heart attack at age 50 or younger are on preventative statin therapy prior to their event, a new study reported. And what is even more concerning, according to researchers, is most of the untreated individuals weren’t eligible for statins based on guidelines.

 

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Myocarditis more prevalent in young boys than girls

Cardiac disease myocarditis has historically affected more men than women, and that holds true for pediatric populations, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

New tool predicts risk of MI, cardiac arrest in older surgery patients

A tool designed to predict the risk of MI and cardiac arrest (MICA) after noncardiac surgery in older patients works significantly better than two widely used models that aren’t age-specific, according to a study published Nov. 16 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Research suggests pooches are heart-healthy pets

Owning a dog could be linked to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in single-person households and lower all-cause mortality in the general population, a 12-year study of Swedish canine owners suggests.

Researchers ID protein that may protect against coronary artery disease

Elderly people with higher levels of the protein CXCL5 in their blood tend to have clearer arteries, researchers reported in the American Journal of Pathology.

Most young MI sufferers aren’t recommended for statin treatment

Only 1 in 8 people who suffer a heart attack at age 50 or younger are on preventative statin therapy prior to their event, a new study reported. And what is even more concerning, according to researchers, is most of the untreated individuals weren’t eligible for statins based on guidelines.

A, B, AB blood types at increased risk for heart attack in high pollution

Cardiac patients whose blood type is A, B or AB are at increased risk for myocardial infarction (MI) in highly polluted environments, according to research out of two Utah medical centers.

Consumption of nuts may cut risk of heart disease by 20%

People who regularly eat nuts have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) when compared to people who rarely or never eat nuts, according to a study published Nov. 13 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Steroid use linked to early coronary artery disease

The use of anabolic androgenic steroids could be associated with early onset coronary artery disease, according to research presented Nov. 4 at the Brazilian Congress of Cardiology.

Instances of cardiac arrest after sex are low, but so are the survival rates

The chances of experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) after sex are slim, but in those rare cases mortality rates are high, reports a study presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions symposium.

Postmenopausal women face higher risk of CVD, stroke a year after discontinuing hormone therapy

Menopausal women who discontinue hormone therapy are at an increased risk for cardiac and stroke deaths a year after they stop taking estrogen, according to a Finnish study published this month in the journal Menopause.

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