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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

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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

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Heart attacks increasing among young adults

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

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Heart attack patients treated at heart centres fare better

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

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Why do women have to wait longer for help when having a heart attack?

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

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#ESC2018: CT scans reduce heart attack rates

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

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Simple lab score diagnoses heart attack faster than current methods

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