Acute Coronary Syndrome

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.

Though obesity is a factor for heart attack for everyone, women are at a greater risk with a larger waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio, according to new research from the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Worrying about false dangers is mentally and emotional straining and can even increase a person's risk of cardiovascular disease. But when it comes to responding to actual emergencies like a heart attack, researchers have found anxiety disorder may be beneficial.

Myocardial injury in sepsis patients was associated with a heightened risk of short-term mortality but not one-year mortality, according to a study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

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.

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.

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