Acute Coronary Syndrome

Latest Research

Every week our cardiologists review the most recent advances in cardiovascular medicine and select news to share with you. Here you will find summaries of some of the latest research news about acute coronary syndrome. Share these articles with your friends and family via social media, print items you’d like to discuss with your care team, or add them to your toolbox to read later.

"Silent" Heart Attacks Common in Middle-Aged Adults

Nearly half of all heart attacks go unnoticed.

Patients Shy Away From Sex After a Heart Attack, Study Finds

Despite being safe for most patients, many adults with heart disease avoid sexual activity.

Mediterranean Diet Helps Protect Against Heart Attack and Stroke

Researchers highlight the importance of choosing wholesome foods rather than avoiding nutrient-poor foods.

Night Shifts Take a Toll on Heart Health

A study on U.S. female nurses finds that overnight work increases risk for heart attack.
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Recent Study Supports Statins to Prevent Heart Disease

A large international trial finds statins to be most effective for heart disease prevention.

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Virtual Health Programs Could Improve Global Health

An online challenge promotes physical activity and weight loss in over 60 countries.
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Stress Tests Less Useful for Assessing Heart Disease in Women than Men

Cardiac imaging proves more useful than stress tests for determining heart risk in women, finds study.

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Striking Trends Show Heart Attack Patients are Getting Younger, More Obese

Experts emphasize addressing cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes earlier in life.

Heart Disease Burden Has Shifted to Southern U.S. States

The highest death rates from heart disease have shifted to the South since the 1970s.

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Immediate Beta Blocker Treatment Fails to Improve Heart Attack Outcomes

Beta blockers fail to reduce permanent tissue damage after a heart attack, but may have other benefits.

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Investigating the Link Between Depression and Heart Attack

Study highlights the need to improve diagnosis and treatment for depression in heart patients.

Heavy Drinking Heightens Immediate Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

The protective benefits of alcohol only come with moderation.

Decline in Dementia Rates Over Past Three Decades

Study analyzed data on trends in older adults in the Framingham Heart Study.

Texting Programs Improve Medication Adherence in Patients with Chronic Disease

A recent study suggests that text messaging programs double the odds of medication adherence in adults with chronic disease.

Simple Tests Help Assess Risk for Heart Disease

Other health markers besides traditional risk factors can shed light on risk and treatment.

Improving Heart Attack Treatment and Prevention in Women

Experts address key heart attack differences in men and women.

Safety of Testosterone Therapy Remains Uncertain for Many Patients

Use of testosterone in older men and men living with heart disease remains controversial.

Gum Disease Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Attack

Inflammation associated with gum disease is likely to blame, but further research is needed to understand the relationship.

Too Little Exercise Remains a Prime Concern for Americans

Experts reaffirm that health benefits from exercise far outweigh risks.

Heart Attack Risk Linked to Gender, Not Sex

In young adults with acute coronary syndrome, feminine qualities increase risk for heart events, regardless of sex.

Cardiac Rehab is Lifesaving for Heart Patients

Exercise-based rehab programs reduce risk for heart-related death by 26%.

Heart Disease Remains Top Killer in the United States

Heart disease accounts for 1 in 3 deaths, highlighting an urgent need for prevention and treatment.

Optimism Protects Patients from Hospital Readmission After Heart Attack

Having a positive attitude may be an important part of recovery.

Negative Press for Statins Discourages Patients from Taking Their Meds

Not taking cholesterol-lowering statins as prescribed means higher risk for heart attack and death.

Women with Diabetes Especially Vulnerable to Heart Risks from Air Pollution

Fine particulate matter is unhealthy for all but especially for women with diabetes.