Acute Coronary Syndromes

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is most commonly caused by a heart attack (myocardial infarction) where blood flow to the heart is suddenly blocked. This is usually caused by a blood clot from a ruptured coronary artery atherosclerotic plaque. Other causes include spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), which most commonly occurs in women. ACS is usually treated in a cath lab with angioplasty and the placement of a stent to prop the vessel open.

Three recent NIH-supported studies took a close look at disparities in cardiovascular care.

Bodyport, a San Francisco-based healthcare technology company focused on detecting cardiovascular disease, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for a new digital scale that can help monitor fluid retention and enable earlier interventions in heart failure management.

The newly cleared device works like a traditional scale, but it captures more data than just the user's weight. 

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New data from the CDC and U.S. Census Bureau show just how bad CVD rates could get in the next few decades. Specialists agree that a lot of work is needed to help keep these estimates from becoming a reality. 

New research out of the Yale School of Public Health suggests that patients taking beta-blockers or antiplatelet medications may want to be extra careful in warmer weather.

New research out of the Yale School of Public Health suggests that patients taking beta-blockers or antiplatelet medications may want to be extra careful in warmer weather.

The South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act of 2022 (H.R. 3771) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 27 by a vote of 237 to 192. It has now been sent to the Senate, where it was referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

After successfully making it through the House, the new legislation is now headed to the Senate. 

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Using patient-reported health scores may be able to help guide treatment decisions for patients presenting with coronary artery disease.

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“We can learn from nature, but we have built something that has never been introduced before,” one researcher said. 

Study suggests an increase in patient safety for heart attack patients

A new analysis found that patient safety has improved for many cardiac patients—but is it enough?

A new study shows that patients with severe, stress-induced myocardial ischemia can see greater benefits from surgical interventions.

The American Heart Association has published a new analysis focused on diet, sleep, BMI, blood pressure and other crucial factors among adults and children in the United States. 

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More aggressive CVD prevention tactics may make sense for people who have had certain types of cancer.

Sex-linked variation in RAP1GAP2 could help explain poor outcomes for women with heart disease.

Sex-linked variations in the RAP1GAP2 gene could help explain poor outcomes for women with heart disease. 

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Two companies serving medical imagers just had products cleared for marketing in the U.S.

Defendants in the case allegedly defrauded CMS for millions of dollars that were spent on luxury vehicles, real estate and more.

Surgeons at NYU Langone Health successfully transplanted two genetically engineered pigs hearts into recently deceased humans in June and July.

   
   
   
   
   
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