Acute Coronary Syndrome

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.

A gene wiped out by evolution a few million years ago might be the culprit behind humans’ apparent predisposition to heart disease, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found.

Researchers in Australia are in the process of converting a deadly local spider’s venom into a drug that could be used to reduce heart damage after an MI.

Men taking testosterone replacement therapy for age-related hypogonadism are at an increased risk for ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack and myocardial infarction, especially during their first two years of use, researchers report in the American Journal of Medicine

High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I assays, when considered in the context of appropriate thresholds, can identify and expedite triage of patients at varying levels of risk for myocardial infarction, a JACC study found.

A study of more than a quarter of a million heart patients in Canada has revealed statins are “significantly” underutilized to treat lipid abnormalities in individuals with and at risk for ASCVD.

Heavy air pollution in China could be contributing to a greater instance of coronary atherosclerosis among the country’s general population, according to research out of the University of Buffalo.