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.

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.
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Heart Attack Rates on the Rise in Young Adults

One in five young heart attack survivors is under 40.

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.

Flu Shot Helps Prevent Heart Attack

A study of 30 million patients shows the flu vaccination reduces risk for heart attack by 10% in patients after hospitalization.

Latest Statistics Say Nearly Half of Americans Have Some Form of Heart Disease

An annual report from the American Heart Association explains the rise in heart disease rates and emphasizes prevention.

Experts Highlight the Strong Link Between Depression and Heart Disease

Given high rates of depression among heart patients, experts encourage better screening and treatment for mental health.

Smoking, Hypertension and High Cholesterol are Common in Young Adults Suffering First Heart Attack

Nearly all 1.5 million study participants had at least one modifiable risk factor.

A New Tool Helps Predict Heart-Health Benefits from Diabetes Treatment

Risk prediction tool could aid patients in treatment decisions for type 2 diabetes.

Study Supports Enhanced Screening Prior to Invasive Heart Disease Imaging

Better screening could reduce unnecessary tests and procedures in patients being evaluated for heart disease, study finds.

Women Wait Longer to Seek Treatment for Heart Attack, Study Finds

Experts urge women to call 911 at first signs of heart attack, based on study that highlights delays in treatment.

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk for Heart Events in Women

Study finds that the Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular risk by minimizing inflammation, controlling blood sugar and promoting a healthy weight.

Study Supports BMI as a Screening Tool for Heart Health

The simple ratio of height to weight can identify young adults with increased health risks.

Women with Heart Disease Report Worse Treatment and Patient Satisfaction Than Men

Women are less likely to be taking preventive medicines and seek care at the ER more frequently.

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Fluctuations in Weight, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Spell Trouble for Heart Health

Maintaining good health reduces risk for heart attack, stroke and death, shows Korean study of 6.7 million adults.

Racial Health Disparities Persist at Hospitals Across the Country

Analysis of U.S. hospital data shows that systemic issues may be to blame for health care disparities.

Anxiety and Depression Boost Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Australian study finds that adults with high levels of anxiety and depression are at greater risk of life-threatening heart events.
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CT Imaging Improves Treatments and Outcomes in Patients with Chest Pain

CT imaging reduces risk of heart attack and death by 41% in patients with recurrent chest pain.

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An Update to European Guidelines for Managing Heart Disease During Pregnancy

Updated guidelines incorporate new research to minimize complications in women with heart disease.