Angina

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 angina. 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.

Widespread CPR Education Improves Survival Rates

National program in Denmark increased CPR bystander rates and tripled survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest.

Comparing Life-Saving Procedures from a Patient Perspective

Trial compares quality of life in diabetic patients undergoing revascularization procedures CABG and PCI.

Chronic Chest Pain Interferes with Work Ability

Study finds chest pain causes many patients to file for disability, regardless of a heart disease diagnosis.

Few ICD Patients Utilize New Safety Feature

Study finds less than half of patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are using remote patient monitoring.

Aspirin Underutilized in Angioplasty Patients

Despite its protective effects, many patients undergoing angioplasty don’t receive aspirin.

Popular Estrogen Therapy May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Study finds that the most-prescribed estrogen therapy may increase risk for blood clots and heart attack compared to other medications.

Tour de France Riders Live Longer, Study Finds

Elite cyclists live longer and have lower risk of death compared to average adults.

Registry Program Sheds Light on Quality of Care

A report on data from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry highlights success stories and areas of improvement in cardiovascular care.

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Low Among High School Athletes

Study urges against widespread screenings to help prevent sudden cardiac death in young athletes.

Healthy Diet Boosts Chances for Survival After Heart Attack

Study finds that improved eating habits add years to survivors' lives.

Heart Attack Symptoms Differ in Younger Men and Women

Gender differences in heart attack symptoms—especially for those under 55—highlight the importance of recognizing warning signs and seeking immediate care.

Does It Cost More to Eat Healthy?

Increased food costs discourage adults from adhering to blood pressure-lowering diet, according to a recent study.

Innovative Anti-Smoking Campaign a Success

First federally funded anti-smoking campaign helps smokers quit with tips from former smokers.

E-Cigarettes: Helping Smokers Quit?

Study finds e-cigarettes are more effective than patches in helping smokers kick the habit for good.
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Preventive Measures May Save Heart Attack Patients

Performing a more extensive angioplasty could effectively treat heart attacks and help prevent future ones.

Predicting Risk Among Angioplasty Patients

Study helps estimate the danger patients face when undergoing angioplasty.

More Obese Patients Needing Angioplasty than Ever Before

Younger, morbidly obese patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention are also at greater risk for complications, study finds.

Medication Adherence Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Taking heart medications properly greatly reduces risk for complications and death, study finds.

Caloric Intake of Obese Children is Underestimated

Study uses model to show obese children consume significantly more calories each day than healthy children.

Study Highlights Need For More AEDs

Availability of life-saving devices must be widespread in public places.

Echocardiograms Unnecessary for the General Population

Study finds that a useful heart test has negligible benefit for healthy patients without a family history of heart disease.

Small Restaurants Have Calorie-Packed Items, Too

Meals from non-chain or small-chain restaurants typically have higher calorie content than their fast-food peers.

Sodium Levels Remain High in Popular Foods

Study finds little progress in reducing sodium levels of common processed and restaurant foods since 2005.

Noisy Airports May Impact Heart Health of Nearby Residents

Study shows noise from planes may disrupt sleep, worsening cardiovascular health.

Perception of Stress Linked to Heart Attack Risk

Study shows that people who believe stress negatively impacts their health are at increased risk for heart attack.