Acute Coronary Syndrome

Postcardiac arrest patients who experience rebound hyperthermia (RH) after targeted temperature management (TTM) therapy could be at a greater risk for developing neurological disabilities, a study published in Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management states.

Any detectable level of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) measured in an emergency department (ED) was associated with worse long-term survival—even when not accompanied by acute conditions known to impact troponin levels—according to a Swedish study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Half of habitual smokers who experience myocardial infarction (MI), stroke or other adverse cardiovascular events continue to smoke cigarettes after hospitalization, a study from South Korea has found.

Diabetics may feel less pain during a heart attack than other people, leading to inaccurate self-diagnoses and delays in seeking treatment, according to a small qualitative study published online in BMJ Open.

A free messaging app is helping Argentinian doctors diagnose and treat heart attack patients more quickly, leading to reduced rates of mortality from sudden cardiac arrest.

Young, white men could be at risk for plaque buildup and future subclinical atherosclerosis if they’re extremely active, a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reports.

Traumatic experiences like sexual assault, car accidents and living through a natural disaster could increase risk of heart disease for menopausal women, according to research presented at this week’s North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

Increasing educational public health initiatives across 16 North Carolina counties resulted in improved response to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and better rates of survival, a study published in JAMA Cardiology reports.

ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) patients are at their greatest risk for ischemic and bleeding events shortly after PCI, with both risks dropping significantly over time. However, ischemic events are more common between 30 days and one year, supporting the extended use of intensified antiplatelet therapy, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

According to a Danish study, 24 percent of people who return to work after a heart attack leave their job within a year.

Kids who push aside leafy greens might be lacking vitamin K and could be at increased risk for heart problems later in life, according to new research from Augusta University.

When compared to people who consumed more than 20 percent of their daily energy at breakfast, habitual breakfast skippers were at a 1.55-fold increased risk of noncoronary atherosclerosis and a 2.57-fold increased risk of generalized atherosclerosis, independent of traditional and dietary cardiovascular risk factors.