Acute Coronary Syndrome

A study published Jan. 8 in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests patient adherence to statin therapy in the U.S. remains low, particularly among younger individuals, minorities and those recommended for high-intensity regimens.

Outpatient centers across three states may have upcoded patients from stable angina to unstable angina to mask their use of inappropriate percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a report published Dec. 17 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

The calcium-channel blocker nicardipine can effectively reverse coronary slow flow (CSF)—“an under-recognized cause of chest pain”—according to the authors of a study published online Dec. 15 in the Journal of Invasive Cardiology.

Patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) who struggle to pay their medical bills are at a higher risk for psychological distress, depression and a poor quality of life, according to research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Questioning older patients about their weight earlier in life could be a low-tech, low-cost way to better predict a person’s future risk of heart disease, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

The holiday season is a time of merriment for families around the world, but amid the excitement comes a sobering result from a Swedish study: The incidence of heart attacks spikes around the holidays, particularly on Christmas Eve.

Women suffering ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) wait on average 37 minutes longer than men to call for help, according to research published in the European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care.

One MI survivor is raising awareness for heart attack symptoms in women after her Dec. 9 tweets about an unusual episode went viral.

Patients who present to the hospital with cardiogenic shock (CS) and are treated with an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) are more likely to survive if the device is implanted within an hour of CS onset, according to research published in the American Journal of Cardiology Dec. 4.

Individuals who live in greener neighborhoods might be less likely to develop heart disease and stroke than those residing in areas with fewer parks or green spaces, according to a Journal of the American Heart Association study published Dec. 5.

Results from a study published in the Journal of Women’s Health Nov. 27 suggest both miscarriages and a high number of births have a significant impact on women’s cardiovascular health, raising a mother’s risk for coronary heart disease (CHD), heart failure and even serious MI.

A man who says his nearly fatal myocardial infarction was triggered by January’s false missile alert in Hawaii is now suing the state and then-administrator of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency for damages, CBS News reported.