Acute Coronary Syndrome

People who regularly eat nuts have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) when compared to people who rarely or never eat nuts, according to a study published Nov. 13 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Cardiac patients whose blood type is A, B or AB are at increased risk for myocardial infarction (MI) in highly polluted environments, according to research out of two Utah medical centers.

The use of anabolic androgenic steroids could be associated with early onset coronary artery disease, according to research presented Nov. 4 at the Brazilian Congress of Cardiology.

The chances of experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) after sex are slim, but in those rare cases mortality rates are high, reports a study presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions symposium.

Menopausal women who discontinue hormone therapy are at an increased risk for cardiac and stroke deaths a year after they stop taking estrogen, according to a Finnish study published this month in the journal Menopause.

HIV-positive patients at predicted risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at an even greater risk for CVD and CKD events, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine.

People under significant financial stress are 13 times more likely to have a heart attack than those with no or minimal financial stress, according to research presented Nov. 9 at the Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association.

Ingestion of fine particulate matter in polluted air raises the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality just as much as, if not more than, common risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and obesity, according to a large-scale study of 136,094 Seoul, Korea, residents.

Six months of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) was found to be non-inferior in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients to the internationally recommended 12-month regimen in a pioneering trial presented at the 29th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in Denver.

DENVER — Patients with acute MI complicated by cardiogenic shock demonstrated significantly higher 30-day survival rates with culprit lesion PCI versus multivessel PCI, according to a new study that challenges current guidelines.

New research published in PLOS One this October reports not only do more women statistically die of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) than men, but they see dramatically increased mortality in the first year after their heart attack.

Although the atherogenic lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] has been associated with incident cardiovascular disease, its concentration doesn’t predict the risk of ischemic cardiovascular events following acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients receiving other therapies, a study published in JAMA Cardiology reports.