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Cardiology Management

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

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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

ICU Management

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

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Women Receive Poorer Heart Attack Treatment Than Men

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

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#ESCCongress: Artificial Intelligence for Heart Attack Prediction

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

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Survived a heart attack? But what about the depression?

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

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LDL-apheresis technology reduces harmful cholesterol levels

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

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Use of imaging to guide heart attack treatment

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

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Why patients don't take statins as prescribed

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

New power of diagnostic imaging: PET/MRI predicts cardiovascular inflammation in arteries

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