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Sex Differences in Risk Factors to Predict Heart Attack

2022 10 May

A new study has identified the risk factors that are more likely to trigger a heart attack or acute myocardial infarction (AMI) for men and women 55 years and younger. The findings are published in JAMA.  Significant sex differences have been reported in risk factors associated with AMI and in the strength of associations among young adults. These... Read more

Smoking and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

2019 08 Jul

The most in-depth study in the world on smoking risks to cardiovascular health reveals 17 Australian smokers die each day from heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular conditions.  The Australian National University (ANU) conducted a study, in partnership with the Heart Foundation and the Sax Institute, with 190,000 Australian smokers and... Read more

New techniques help rule out and predict heart attacks

2018 10 Oct

Researchers in the U.S. have developed a new protocol to rule out myocardial infarctions (MIs), or heart attacks, in emergency departments using a recently approved high-sensitivity troponin t test. The new protocol was found to be safe, ruling out more patients for heart attack and doing so faster than the traditional protocol, according to a study... Read more

Cardiac hybrid imaging as tool for predicting heart attacks

2018 04 Jul

According to researchers, cardiac hybrid imaging with CT and nuclear stress testing is an excellent long-term predictor of adverse cardiac events like heart attacks in patients being evaluated for coronary artery disease (CAD). Hybrid imaging findings could help guide treatment decisions, such as whether or not a patient should have a revascularisation... Read more

Human cardiac-muscle patches improve recovery from heart attacks

2018 16 Jan

Large cardiac-muscle patches created from human cells have been tested on large animals in a heart attack model, with results showing the patches significantly improved recovery from heart attack injury, according to a study published in the journal Circulation. The results are a step closer to the goal of treating human heart attacks by suturing cardiac-muscle... Read more

Fewer Heart Attacks During Weekends, Summer Vacation

2017 11 Jul

New research supports evidence showing that stress is related to a higher risk of myocardial infarction (MI) – i.e., heart attack. In the new nationwide registry study of 156,000 people of the Swedish population, the daily incidence rate of MI was higher during the winter holidays, and on Mondays, whereas rates were lower during weekends and during... Read more

Incidental Findings From Scans Increase Hospital Stay, Cost

2017 11 May

According to a new analysis of medical records that were gathered from more than 300 hospitalised patients, routine imaging scans used to help diagnose heart attacks generated incidental findings in over half of the patients. However, only 7% of these findings were medically significant. Researchers are thus urging imaging experts and hospitals to... Read more

Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health

2017 30 Apr

A new study published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism provides further evidence that exercise and adequate vitamin D can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Data of more than 10,000 American adults for nearly 20 years were analysed by researchers to investigate the relationship between these two health factors and their... Read more

Noninvasive Imaging Helps Predict Heart Attacks

2017 14 Mar

A new study in the journal Radiology demonstrates the effectiveness of using noninvasive CT angiography and stress tests to detect which patients are likely to suffer a heart attack or other adverse cardiovascular event. This noninvasive approach may be a better option than coronary angiography, an invasive technique, in identifying such high-risk... Read more

Statins, Aspirin Reduce Heart Attack Severity

2016 20 Sep

According to new research, medications prescribed for prevention of heart attacks such as statins and aspirin can also reduce the severity of heart attacks. The research is published in PLOS ONE and findings will be presented at the 27th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). The study was conducted with 14,790 patients hospitalised... Read more