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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

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17-fold Increase in Risk of Heart Attack Following Respiratory Infections

2017 15 May

New research from University of Sydney shows that the risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following a respiratory infection. The research is published in Internal Medicine Journal. See Also: Non-O Blood Groups Have Higher Risk of Heart AttackThis is the first study to find an association between respiratory infections... Read more

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Non-O Blood Groups Have Higher Risk of Heart Attack

2017 06 May

New research presented at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure shows that non-O blood group is associated with a higher risk of heart attack. Lead author Tessa Kole, a Master's degree student at the University Medical Centre Groningen, the Netherlands explains that people with non-O blood groups (A,B, AB) are at a higher... Read more

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Low Adherence to Statins Following Heart Attack

2017 19 Apr

According to a study published by JAMA Cardiology, a large proportion of patients who were prescribed high-intensity statins following hospitalisation for a heart attack did not adhere to their prescribed medication at two years after discharge.See Also: Statin Dose, Timing May Improve Heart Surgery OutcomesThe study was conducted with Medicare beneficiaries... Read more

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How Diabetes Increases Heart Attack Risk

2017 27 Mar

Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have identified one of the reasons why diabetics have greater risk of suffering a heart attack: Diabetes is associated with the loss of small blood vessels around the heart. This in turn affects the entire cardiac muscle. Their findings are published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology.... Read more