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Heart Attack Mortality Variation Across High Income Countries

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

Childhood Risk Factors That Predict Heart Attacks in Adulthood

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

Skin Patch Provides Early Warning for Stroke, Heart Attack

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

Heart Attack Diagnosis Missed More in Women Than Men

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

Noise Hurts the Heart

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

Spouses of ICU Patients at Increased Risk of Cardiac Events

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

The Cardiovascular Legacy of COVID-19

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

COVID-19: Over 50% of Heart Attack Patients Staying Away From Hospitals

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

Top Heart Disease, Stroke Research Advances in 2019

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

Cannabis Abuse, Dependence Doubles Risk of Heart Attack Post-Surgery

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