Acute Coronary Syndrome

Incident coronary heart disease might be an early indicator of accelerated cognitive decline, according to work published ahead of print in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

With a recent rise in heart-attack related deaths among Americans vacationing overseas, one domestic cardiologist is speaking up about CV health while traveling.

An eight-day trial and two-hour jury deliberation has culminated in the conviction of Pennsylvania cardiologist Samirkumar J. Shah, who on June 14 was found guilty of two counts of healthcare fraud for falsely billing insurers for unnecessary angina treatments.

CVD and depression are a two-way street, capable of inflicting considerable damage on one another. So how do heart patients protect their mental health after a life-threatening event like MI?

Despite a sizable financial disadvantage, ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) patients who could be treated effectively in an intensive or non-intensive care unit fare better in the ICU, according to research published June 4 in The BMJ.

Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a sew-on heart patch that leverages stem cells to support and repair heart muscle after a heart attack—something that could dramatically lower MI survivors’ risk of future heart failure.

Researchers have identified a new barrier to timely care for MI patients: a perceived inability to act that leaves them immobilized and unable to seek professional help, in some cases for an excess of 24 hours.

An undocumented immigrant living in Brooklyn, N.Y., was deported to his home country last Wednesday after ICE officials ignored attorneys’ requests to keep him in the U.S. for much-needed medical treatment, WNYC reported.

Mental health disorders like PTSD and depression might not be as much of a barrier to cardiac rehabilitation as was previously thought, according to a study of more than 85,000 U.S. veterans published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Bypassing standard angiography and skipping straight to an MRI might help physicians more easily identify and treat patients who have suffered non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), a team at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian have found.

An expert consensus document endorsed by four major cardiology societies redefines cardiogenic shock based on patient descriptions, physical markers and a standardized set of vocabulary.

Researchers say such misnomers could have major policy implications, especially in an increasingly value-based landscape.