Acute Coronary Syndrome

A study out of Emory University has revealed a link between education levels and the odds of developing or dying from CVD, with anything under a graduate degree representing a higher risk of heart disease. 

Complete revascularization is superior to culprit-lesion-only PCI in patients with both STEMI and multivessel disease, according to results from the COMPLETE trial, published Sept. 1 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Heart disease deaths are on the rise in the U.S., according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Aug. 27—and they have been for almost a decade.

Belgium-based Miracor Medical has secured FDA breakthrough device designation for its PiCSO Impulse System, an innovation designed to treat STEMI patients.

Childhood cancer survivors are up to three times more likely than their cancer-free peers to develop various types of heart disease, according to an Aug. 26 study published in Circulation.

Research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes this month suggests owning a pet—in particular a dog—can be beneficial for cardiovascular health.

A team of researchers in Iran, the U.S. and the U.K. may have cracked the code of the elusive polypill, they reported after finding their four-drug concoction effectively reduced adverse CV events in nearly 3,500 patients.

Women present with “typical” heart attack symptoms more often than men, according to research published August 20 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

A genetic predisposition for insomnia was linked to greater odds of heart disease and stroke—but not atrial fibrillation—in a study of more than a million people with or without CVD.

A machine learning algorithm dubbed “MI3” can reportedly predict a person’s risk of heart attack with more nuance than existing algorithms, prompting its developers to claim it as “one of the first effective demonstrations” of how AI can be used to inform treatment decisions in the cardiology unit.

A systematic review analyzing the cardiovascular impact of nearly two dozen armed conflicts has identified a link between war and an increased incidence of coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular and endocrine diseases, and other risk factors among civilians.

A study out of Israel has concluded heart attack survivors with an active sex life are better off than their less-active counterparts in the years following an MI, Reuters Health reported August 1.