Tag: heart attack

New performance and quality measures for treating heart attack patients

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have released updated clinical performance and quality measures to benchmark and improve...

Beta blockers may not improve survival after heart attack

A new study has found that beta blockers are not needed after a heart attack if survivors are taking ACE inhibitors and statins. The...

“Singheart” offers step towards heart regeneration

New research has discovered a potential means to trigger damaged heart cells to self-heal. For the first time, researchers have identified a long non-coding...

Europace 2017: Breast implants may lead to false heart attack diagnosis

Breast implants may disrupt an electrocardiogram (ECG) and could result in a false heart attack diagnosis, according to research presented at EHRA EUROPACE -...

Breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s heart attack and stroke risk

Breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke later in life, according to new research published in of the...

Latest statistics show heart failure on the rise

The number of adults living with heart failure increased from about 5.7 million (2009-2012) to about 6.5 million (2011-2014), according to the American Heart...

Alcohol abuse increases risk of heart conditions as much as other...

Alcohol abuse increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure as much as other well-established risk factors such as high...