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.

CardioSmart News

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.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Directly Linked to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

A common sleep disorder may significantly increase risk of sudden cardiac death.

Inflammation Associated With Cardiac Syndrome X

Study shows inflammation may play important role in patients with unexplained chest pain.

Secondhand Smoke Increases Heart Disease Risk, Study Shows

Exposure to secondhand smoke promotes build-up of calcium deposits in the arteries.

Common Painkillers Increase Heart Risks

Study finds that taking high doses of NSAIDs for prolonged periods of time increases risk for heart attack and stroke.

Vegetarians May Live Longer Than Meat Eaters

New research confirms that vegetarian dietary patterns can extend longevity.

Mediterranean Diet Could Prevent Memory Loss

In addition to being heart-healthy, the Mediterranean diet may also help protect our minds.

Novel Ads Encourage Smokers to Ask Their Doctors About Quitting

A new national campaign aiming to curb smoking rates features real stories from former smokers.

Magnets in iPad 2 May Interfere with Heart Devices

A study conducted by a 14-year-old student finds that the iPad 2 interferes with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

Poor Diet Negatively Impacts Sleep Patterns in Middle-School Children

Among children, a link found between diet and sleep may be the key to promoting better heart health as adults.

Smokeless Tobacco Trends in Adolescents

Smokeless tobacco use remains unchanged between 2000 and 2011 among middle and high school students.

Pets May Boost Heart Health

After a comprehensive review of existing research, experts acknowledge an association between pet ownership and reduced cardiovascular risk.

Fiber Reduces Stroke Risk

Study shows increasing dietary fiber intake could drastically reduce risk for stroke.

Heart Patients Slow to Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Despite benefits, many heart patients fail to adopt healthy lifestyle changes following diagnosis.

Physically Demanding Jobs Increase Heart Disease Risk

Manual labor may increase risk for heart attack and stroke.