Heart Attack

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 heart attack. 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.

More Research Needed to Understand Role of Statins in COVID-19

If you are taking a statin for an underlying heart condition or to lower your chance of developing heart disease, continue to do so unless directed otherwise by your health care professional.

Cancer treatment

Statins for Breast Cancer? Maybe for Some.

Popular cholesterol-lowering drug linked to a lower chance of treatment-related heart failure.

High blood pressure

Alarming Uptick in Deaths Linked to High Blood Pressure, Study Shows

Rising death rates affect all demographic groups, with the rural South hardest hit.
Coronavirus

Heart Patients Warned of Risks from Coronavirus

People with heart disease seem to be at higher risk of developing serious illness from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Long-Term Use of Evolocumab to Treat FH is Safe and Effective, Study Shows

New type of treatment, called a PCSK-9 inhibitor, can lower cholesterol in people with familial hypercholesterolemia.
Marijuana

Highlighting the Concerns of Marijuana's Effects on the Heart

Marijuana use is associated with cardiovascular problems and can interfere with common heart medications, according to a review article.

More Research Needed to Achieve Health Equity in Preventive Care

Experts identify gaps in knowledge about how to put proven services into practice.

Top CardioSmart News Articles of 2019

This year's most-read patient stories worth a second look.

Study Probes the Benefits of Routine Depression Screening in Heart Attack Survivors

Screening and treatment fails to improve outcomes among heart attack survivors.

Dog Owners Recover Better After Heart Events, Study Shows

The social support and physical activity that come with dog ownership can lead to better health outcomes after heart attack or stroke.

Lowering Triglycerides to Reduce Heart Risks

Study confirms cardiovascular benefits of lowering triglycerides with therapies including an omega-3 fatty acid.

Staying Young at Heart: It's Never Too Early to Start Healthy Habits

Expert recommendations help healthy individuals prevent heart disease.

Diet Soda and Sugary Drinks May Affect Lifespan, Study Finds

Two or more sodas a day shown to increase risk of death in nearly half a million Europeans.

Too Much and Too Little Sleep Increases Heart Attack Risk

Getting six to nine hours of sleep a night may reduce risk for heart attack.

Consumption of Plant-Based Proteins Could Add Years to Your Life

Study suggests that we eat plenty of plant-based foods, while limiting red and processed meat.

Not All Plant-Based Foods are Created Equal

Just because a food is vegetarian does not mean it promotes health and longevity. 

Binge Watching TV is Worse for the Heart Than a Desk Job

Study links TV watching, but not seated work, to increased risk for heart attack and stroke.

Cholesterol Disorder Overlooked in Many Young Heart Attack Patients

Familial hypercholesterolemia is overlooked and undertreated.

Air Pollution Shortens Lifespan by Two Years

A new model suggests that death toll from air pollution is twice as high as initial estimates.

Study Supports Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment in All Adults with Diabetes

Intensive blood pressure treatment isn't just for high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes.

Ability to Stand and Walk Helps Identify High-Risk Elderly Adults After Heart Attack

Experts develop a risk model to identify which elderly adults are likely to experience complications after a heart attack.

Taking Care of Your Teeth Benefits Heart Health

Frequent tooth brushing and dental visits could reduce risk for heart disease, finds study of a large Korean registry.

Implantable Monitor Identifies Heart Attacks Earlier, Reduces Delay in Treatment

“Symptom-to-door” time—how long it takes to get to hospital after symptoms arise—is reduced by nearly half in study of high-risk patients.
CardioSmart News

Interval Training Gets Patients in Shape After a Heart Attack

Workouts alternating between low- and high-intensity help patients in cardiac rehab trim excess abdominal fat.

Study Links E-Cigarettes to Heart Attacks, Heart Disease and Depression

U.S. survey study links e-cigarette use to increased risk for heart problems and a host of other health issues.