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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Avoidable Heart Attacks in Europe

2016 31 May

According to Prof. Fausto Pinto, President of the European Society of Cardiology, many people in Europe are dying of heart disease, prematurely and unnecessarily. He feels that this is a massive tragedy that could easily be avoided.  The results revealed by new mortality data show that a total of 184,000 fatal heart attacks and 94,000 fatal strokes... Read more

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Heart Attacks Affecting Younger, More Obese People

2016 29 Mar

New findings presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago, IL, show that serious heart attacks are affecting younger and more obese individuals. Rates of blood pressure, diabetes and COPD are also higher in this patient group.  ST-elevation myocardial infarction or STEMI is the most severe and deadly... Read more

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Stress Management with Cardiac Rehab Cuts Incidents in Half

2016 22 Mar

According to research from Duke Health, patients recovering from heart attacks or other heart troubles could cut down their risk of another heart attack incident by half if they incorporate stress management into their treatment. The findings are published in Circulation . The clinical trial included 151 outpatients between the ages of 36 to 84... Read more

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ESC: Trans Fats Not Safe For Consumption

2015 19 Jul

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has welcomed FDA's decision to ban industrial trans fats. FDA has stated that trans fatty acids (TFA) are unsafe for consumption and has provided a three-year compliance period to allow industries to gradually phase out processed food. It is expected that this measure will help reduce cardiovascular disease... Read more