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Gene therapy sparks healthy heartbeats

2018 15 May

Following a heart attack, often the heart has difficulty performing one of its most basic jobs: beat at a normal rate. This is because after myocardial infarction, heart muscle cells are replaced by fibroblasts and new blood vessels, which do not conduct electricity and leave the heart susceptible to ventricular tachycardia – an excessive heart rate... Read more

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Exercising after a heart attack could save your life

2018 24 Apr

A Swedish study of more than 22,000 patients indicates that becoming more physically active after a heart attack halved the risk of death within four years. The findings were presented at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress.Physical activity and exercise have been shown to reduce the risk of a heart attack and to help people... Read more

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New troponin blood test for improved heart attack diagnosis

2018 21 Mar

The cardiac troponin blood test is the current gold standard test used for the clinical diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI or death of heart muscle due to lack of blood supply), commonly known as a heart attack. A new blood test that measures the degree of proteolytic digestion improves on the current gold standard on heart attack diagnosis, according... Read more

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New marker helps identify heart attack patients most at risk

2018 14 Feb

New research published in the European Heart Journal suggests a new blood test could help detect patients who are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease after suffering a heart attack. The findings may guide scientists in identifying new targets for reducing the risk, which could lead to more effective treatments."We have made huge strides over the... Read more

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INTERHEART study: stress, depression increase heart attack risk

2017 14 Nov

A South African study supports evidence showing that stress, depression and other psychosocial factors can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Significant financial stress, for instance, is associated with a 13-fold higher odds of having a heart attack, according to the INTERHEART study presented at the 18th Annual Congress of the... Read more

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Heart attack patients using inefficient coping methods for stress?

2017 24 Oct

Stress is a leading risk factor for heart disease and hypertension, which can impact a patient's quality of life. To deal with their stress, patients with a history of heart attack tend to use emotion-focused coping strategies such as eating more or drinking alcohol, while patients without a history of heart attack or heart disease often employ problem-focused... Read more

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Heart attack patients with cancer history receive suboptimal treatment

2017 27 Sep

New research finds that heart attack patients with a history of cancer received suboptimal treatment for myocardial infarction and were more likely to die in hospital, compared to those without cancer. The study, published in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care, included 35,249 patients enrolled in the acute myocardial infarction in Switzerland... Read more

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Heart Attack Shown to be 'Systemic Condition'

2017 04 Jul

An acute heart attack (myocardial infarction) is a "systemic" condition with an impact upon the whole body and triggers responses in other organs, such as liver and spleen, according to new research published in the journal Oncotarget. The study is the first to scientifically describe the full picture of a myocardial infarction, enhancing our understanding... Read more

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Mildly Obese Fare Better after Major Heart Attack

2017 04 Jul

People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they're mildly obese, suggests new research published in the European Heart Journal: Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes. In the three years after an attack, people considered mildly obese were 30 percent more likely to survive and spent fewer days in the hospital than... Read more

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High-Sensitivity Assay More Accurate in Chest Pain Patients

2017 04 Jun

Findings from a large-scale registry study conducted by scientists at Karolinska Institutet show how the high-sensitivity troponin T assay of evaluating chest pain improves patient outcomes. The study is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Chest pain is one of the most common reasons for emergency medical care. While this... Read more