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.

FDA Recall

FDA announces new Class I recall of troubled heart devices

The recall includes approximately 2,300 devices distributed to customers prior to July 24, 2017. There have been 44 complaints about this issue so far.

March 17, 2023
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has published new patient-friendly breast cancer screening guidelines

Mediterranean diet reduces risk of CVD, death among women

The popular diet appears to benefit women even more than it benefits men. 

March 15, 2023
U.S. News & World Report children’s hospitals cardiology heart surgery

Children with autism face higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, dyslipidemia

Researchers examined data from 34 different studies, publishing their full systematic review and meta-analysis in JAMA Pediatrics.

March 14, 2023

Poor mental health leads to higher CVD risk in young adults

Even among people who do not experience any major cardiovascular events, researchers noted, there are strong associations between poor mental health and poor heart health.

March 9, 2023
Keto diet may raise risk of cardiovascular issues

Keto-like diets linked to increased risk of high cholesterol, heart disease

New research, presented during ACC.23/WCC in New Orleans, has raised fresh concerns about the potential cardiovascular-related drawbacks of high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets. 

March 7, 2023
Women with infertility may be at higher risk for coronary heart disease

Infertility linked to a higher risk of coronary heart disease

The associations were strongest for women who experienced infertility at the age of 25 or younger. 

March 6, 2023
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AI model uses DNA to predict AFib, heart failure

Scientists were able to identify a total of 21 genes linked to cardiovascular conditions such as AFib and heart failure.

March 1, 2023

Popular artificial sweetener associated with greater risk of heart attack, stroke

The new study, led by a team of Cleveland Clinic specialists, was published in Nature Medicine

February 28, 2023

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