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At least two servings of yogurt per week can decrease the chances of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 30 percent in hypertensive adults, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Hypertension.

The name of the game at this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions is innovation. Between thousands of handpicked poster sessions, 20 late-breakers and a handful of featured clinical research trials, presenters will focus on the latest in cutting-edge cardiology, ACC leaders said at a Wednesday, Feb. 21 briefing.

Young women presenting to the hospital with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) report more non-chest related symptoms than men. Perhaps as a result of this complexity, patients and physicians are less likely to perceive those early symptoms as heart-related, according to a study published Feb. 19 in Circulation.

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) provide additional benefit to antiplatelet therapy following acute coronary syndrome (ACS)—but only for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)—according to a meta-analysis in JAMA Cardiology.

A plasma test to determine the maximum density of a blood clot and how long it takes to break down could help identify heart attack patients at increased risk for cardiovascular death or another myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published Jan. 29 in the European Heart Journal.

 

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Eating yogurt may decrease the risk of CVD

At least two servings of yogurt per week can decrease the chances of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 30 percent in hypertensive adults, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Hypertension.

What to expect at ACC 2018

The name of the game at this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions is innovation. Between thousands of handpicked poster sessions, 20 late-breakers and a handful of featured clinical research trials, presenters will focus on the latest in cutting-edge cardiology, ACC leaders said at a Wednesday, Feb. 21 briefing.

Why is it more difficult to ID heart attacks in women?

Young women presenting to the hospital with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) report more non-chest related symptoms than men. Perhaps as a result of this complexity, patients and physicians are less likely to perceive those early symptoms as heart-related, according to a study published Feb. 19 in Circulation.

Meta-analysis: Combination of DOACs, antiplatelets only favorable for STEMI

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) provide additional benefit to antiplatelet therapy following acute coronary syndrome (ACS)—but only for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)—according to a meta-analysis in JAMA Cardiology.

Blood test after heart attack unveils another prognostic biomarker

A plasma test to determine the maximum density of a blood clot and how long it takes to break down could help identify heart attack patients at increased risk for cardiovascular death or another myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published Jan. 29 in the European Heart Journal.

Meta-analysis finds omega-3 supplements provide little benefit

Omega-3 supplements may not protect a patient from heart disease or vascular events, according to a meta-analysis published in JAMA Cardiology.

Routine tests could be missing 2/3 of heart attack diagnoses

Routine medical tests could be missing as many as two-thirds of heart attack diagnoses, researchers reported at CMR 2018, an annual conference dedicated to cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in Barcelona, Spain.

High doses of vitamin D shown to restore cardiovascular system post-heart attack

The benefits of vitamin D aren’t limited to improving bone health and fighting disease—the “sunshine vitamin” has now been shown to help restore damage to heart patients’ cardiovascular systems, according to research published in the International Journal of Nanomedicine this week.

Changes in heart rate over time correlate with cardiovascular risk

Increases in heart rate over time signal a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death, supporting the use of serial monitoring in clinical practice, researchers reported in JAMA Cardiology.

Fitness improves CVD risk across spectrum of coronary artery calcium scores

Regardless of a patient’s age or level of coronary artery calcification (CAC), each incremental improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) contributes to a lower risk of adverse cardiovascular events, researchers reported in Circulation.

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