Acute Coronary Syndrome

Researchers have identified what they believe is a molecular explanation for why cardiovascular disease (CVD) occurs later in women than in men.
About 47 percent of on-duty firefighter deaths are heart-related, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).
Heart disease patients who are slow walkers are at a higher risk of hospitalization than their speedier counterparts, according to research presented April 20 at EuroPrevent 2018.
Increasing physical activity after a heart attack could halve a person’s risk of dying over the following four years, suggests research presented April 19 at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress.
Despite recent efforts to eliminate sex-based treatment differences in cardiovascular care, women remain less likely to receive a high-intensity statin following myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published online April 16 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Apr 11, 2018 | Practice Management
Patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) who were referred to cardiac rehabilitation at hospital discharge had a 40 percent decreased risk of all-cause mortality within three years, according to a study published April 6 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Still, women and minorities were significantly less likely than white men to be referred to this crucial treatment plan.
Smoke from wildfires may trigger heart- and stroke-related events, particularly among seniors, suggests data from the 2015 California wildfire season published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
A genetic test to inform decisions about what antiplatelet to use following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) significantly reduced the number of major cardiovascular or cerebrovascular events in a single-center study published in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine.
Chicago-based Outcome Health announced a collaboration with advocacy group WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, to “provide actionable educational information” to cardiology providers across Outcome Health’s network of providers.
Socially isolated and lonely individuals face increased risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and stroke compared to those with personal networks, according to new research published online March 27 in Heart. Those with a history of AMI and stroke are also at an increased risk for death.
Mar 29, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Death rates from heart disease decreased by 68 percent for Americans from 1968 to 2015, according to a new analysis, but the mortality decline was greater for whites than blacks.
Damaged tissue resulting from myocardial infarction could one day be repaired with specially engineered patches seeded with cardiac cells to encourage the regeneration of healthy cells in the muscle.
Losing two or more teeth during middle age is associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, according to recently presented findings at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Session 2018 on March 21 in New Orleans.
Many people don’t know they have cardiovascular disease until they end up in the hospital with myocardial infarction. But a few strange external signs could signal all is not right with the heart, an anatomy professor noted in The New Zealand Times.
Generic clopidogrel was equally effective as the brand-name antiplatelet Plavix for an older population with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
Long-term dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) should remain the standard of care following implantation of drug-eluting stents, suggests research presented March 12 at the American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific session and published simultaneously online in The Lancet.
The mind-body connection includes a concept that our thoughts, feelings and beliefs can impact our physical health. Could those suffering from chronic angina improve outcomes by changing their outlook? A new study to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session suggests so.
An observational study of nearly 9,000 heart attack patients found people discharged from the hospital with a prescription for antidepressants had a 66 percent greater chance of all-cause death within one year.
A new study to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67thAnnual Scientific Session suggests individuals diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at an increased risk for heart attack, irrespective of traditional risk factors including elevated cholesterol, elevated blood pressure and smoking.
Global warming and climate change may have an effect on more than just our weather patterns and politics.
In the age of WebMD and other online health resources, many people turn to the internet for self-diagnosis. And now, researchers have found a way to potentially leverage consumers’ search data.