Search Tag: heart attack

Cardiology Management

2024 07 Jun

  A study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Care of the Athletic Heart conference shows that a substantial portion of young athletes are at risk for hypertension.   Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects 47% of adults in the U.S. Over time, this condition can weaken the heart, blood vessels, and kidneys, leading to the...Read more

Cardiology Management

2024 02 Jun

  People under 50 face a higher risk of heart attack or stroke if they’ve lived with obesity for 10 years, according to research presented at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.   People with excess weight at any point in time have a greater risk of heart attacks and strokes. However, whether the duration...Read more

Cardiology Management

2024 09 Apr

  Elevated levels of lipids in the bloodstream (hypertriglyceridaemia) increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and acute pancreatitis. Current medications, such as statins, ezetimibe, fibrates, and prescription omega-3 fatty acids, typically lower triglyceride levels by varying degrees, ranging from below 10% to up to 40%. While these treatments...Read more

Cardiology Management

2024 20 Feb

  A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Leeds reveals that experiencing a heart attack significantly elevates the likelihood of developing additional serious long-term health conditions. This investigation, the largest of its kind, analysed over 145 million records encompassing every adult patient admitted to hospitals over...Read more

Cardiology Management

2024 07 Feb

  A collaborative effort between the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) in Madrid and Aarhus University in Denmark has uncovered a crucial mechanism capable of triggering the regression of atherosclerotic plaques. Published in Nature Cardiovascular Research, their research pinpoints a novel target for potential future treatments:...Read more

Cardiology Management

2023 17 May

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that shows promise in diagnosing heart attacks more quickly and accurately than existing methods. The algorithm, funded by the British Heart Foundation and the National Institute for Health and Care Research, utilises AI technology to enhance diagnostic...Read more

Cardiology Management

2023 15 Feb

According to a study published in the journal Vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines have not been linked to an increased risk of serious adverse events such as heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, myocarditis, pericarditis, and deep vein thrombosis. The study, which was coordinated by Lamberto Manzoli, a medical epidemiologist and professor at the University...Read more

Cardiology Management

2022 11 Oct

HeartBeam, Inc, a cardiac technology company that has developed the first and only 3D-vector ECG platform for heart attack detection anytime, anywhere announced the appointment of Peter J. Fitzgerald, MD, PhD, as Chief Medical Officer. In addition to his world-renowned expertise in interventional cardiology, Dr. Fitzgerald is an accomplished inventor,...Read more

Cardiology Management

2022 10 May

According to new findings published in The BMJ, U.S. has the highest heart attack mortality rate across six high income countries. The country may have the latest tech and low readmission rates, but its mortality rate is one of the highest in the world.  Interestingly, the study has found substantial differences in care for heart attack patients...Read more

Cardiology Management

2022 12 Apr

In the world’s largest international prospective cardiovascular disease study, five childhood risk factors that predict stroke and heart attacks in adulthood have been identified after being tracked for up to half a century.  The study, conducted by the International Childhood Cardiovascular Consortium (i3C) including researchers from the Murdoch...Read more

Cardiology Management

2021 27 Jul

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a soft and stretchy ultrasound patch that can be worn on the skin to monitor blood flow through major arteries and veins inside a person's body. The patch can continuously monitor blood flow as well as blood pressure and heart function, in real time. Wearing such a device could make...Read more

Cardiology Management

2021 16 Mar

Chest pain is misdiagnosed in women more frequently than in men, according to research presented today at ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The study also found that women with chest pain were more likely than men to wait over 12 hours before seeking medical help. "Our...Read more

Cardiology Management

2021 02 Mar

Exposure to loud noise has long been linked to hearing loss. But noise can take a toll beyond the ears. Traffic noise, in particular, has been proven to be a physiological stressor. It is classified as the second-worst environmental stressor affecting human health. There is also significant research to show that air and road traffic noise increase...Read more

Cardiology Management

2020 12 Oct

According to new research published in the journal Circulation, having a spouse in a hospital's ICU may make a person more likely to have a heart attack or a cardiac event/cardiac-related hospitalisation within a few weeks of their partner's ICU admission.  It is important for spouses of ICU patients to pay attention to their own health, especially...Read more

Cardiology Management

2020 09 Jul

As the world continues to struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, an area of concern is the increasing burden of cardiovascular disease. CVD was already an area of concern before the coronavirus outbreak since it is the leading cause of death in the world. However, the pandemic has made the outlook for CVD even more gloomy.   Approximately 60...Read more

Cardiology Management

2020 03 Jun

The number of heart attack patients seeking urgent hospital care has dropped by more than 50% during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to an extensive worldwide survey by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The findings are published in European Heart Journal – Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes. “This is the strongest evidence yet of the...Read more

Cardiology Management

2020 15 Jan

Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide. Over the years, scientific research and technological advancements in heart disease and stroke science have had a positive impact on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.  Here is a quick overview of the biggest scientific victories achieved in 2019, as...Read more

ICU Management

2019 06 Dec

Patients with active cannabis dependence and abuse were nearly twice as likely to suffer a heart attack after surgery, according to a study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto. The study, published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists...Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 21 Oct

According to new research published in the American Journal of Cardiology, women get half the number of heart attack treatments as men. When people arrive at the Emergency Department and are suspected of having a heart attack, they are given a troponin blood test to diagnose the cause. Hospitals tend to use a uniform blood test for men and...Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 04 Sep

New findings presented at the ESC Congress in Paris demonstrated technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify people at high risk of a fatal heart attack at least five years before it strikes. These findings are published in the European Heart Journal. The technology has been developed by researchers at the University of Oxford....Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 05 Jun

According to new findings published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, heart attack patients with prolonged depression or anxiety are at a higher risk of death.  Dr. Erik Olsson of Uppsala University, Sweden explains that temporary mood swings are a natural part of life, and patients who have a heart attack often feel a little...Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 23 May

New findings from the PREMIER clinical trial show a new treatment option that can reduce rates of LDL for heart attack patients quite significantly following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). One-time treatment using this technique reduced LDL levels by 50 to 80% within two to three hours. The findings were presented at the  Society for...Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 23 May

According to an expert consensus paper published in the European Heart Journal, imaging provides a more precise diagnosis of a heart attack that can be used to individualise treatment.  Currently, heart attacks are diagnosed and treated using coronary angiography. While invasive imaging can provide more detail of the arteries, its use is still...Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 04 Apr

According to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, many patients who could benefit from statins do not take them.  Statins lower the amount of LDL and have been proven to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology recommend the use of an atherosclerotic...Read more

IMAGING Management

2019 26 Mar

Using advanced PET/MRI technology, researchers at the CNIC have detected arterial inflammation in regions that have yet to develop atherosclerotic plaques Using advanced PET/MRI technology, researchers at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have detected arterial inflammation in regions that have yet to develop...Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 15 Mar

According to new research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session, the rate of heart attacks in very young adults is steadily rising, despite an overall decline in the number of heart attacks in the U.S.  The study compared young (41-50 years old) to very young (40 or younger) heart attack survivors....Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 06 Mar

New research from the UK shows heart attack patients brought directly to heart centres for lifesaving treatment have better long-term survival than those transferred from another hospital. Directly admitted patients were older, suggesting that heart attacks in young adults, and particularly women, go unrecognised by paramedics and patients, according...Read more

Cardiology Management

2018 19 Dec

According to a new study published in the European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care , women should call an ambulance immediately if they experience heart attack symptoms. This recommendation is being made after study findings showed that women have to wait longer than men to get help when having  a heart attack.  Ischaemic heart disease...Read more

IMAGING Management

2018 29 Aug

New findings from the Scottish Computed Tomography of the Heart (SCOT-HEART) trial suggest that heart scans for patients with chest pains could save thousands of lives in the UK. The life-saving scans helped to spot those with heart disease so they could be given treatments to prevent heart attacks, according to the findings presented at the European...Read more

Cardiology Management

2018 22 Aug

A simple laboratory score provides a safer and faster way to diagnose patients who visit the emergency department with heart attack symptoms. Developed by an international research team, the score can also identify patients at risk of subsequent heart issues after discharge, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). ...Read more