Acute Coronary Syndrome

Despite proven survival benefits, roughly two-thirds of heart attack patients forego cardiac rehabilitation, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

National organizations, state governments and local communities have attempted to battle out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) by supporting public awareness and improving preparedness, most notably through CPR training and use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). A recent study—published online July 31 in Resuscitation, the journal of the European Resuscitation Council—examined the effectiveness of the Minnesota Heart Safe Communities program.

New-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) demonstrate long-term safety in women with acute myocardial ischemia (MI), with increased benefits for more severe cases of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to a new study.

A registry analysis found that approximately one-third of patients who currently have acute coronary syndrome would have qualified for the IMPROVE-IT trial, which enrolled patients between 2005 and 2010.