Cardiology

Model predicts six-month post-AMI mortality for older adults

(HealthDay)—A newly developed model has good discriminatory ability for six-month post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) mortality, according to a study published online Dec. 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Cardiology

Vigorous activity weekly may improve outcomes in stable CAD

Performing vigorous physical activity once or twice a week compared with sedentary behavior or light physical activity may improve long-term cardiac health in patients with stable coronary artery disease, according to a study ...

Medications

Impact of valsartan recall examined for Ontario, Canada

(HealthDay)—The generic valsartan recall has had population-level impacts on patients in Ontario, Canada, according to a research letter published online Nov. 11 in Circulation to coincide with the annual meeting of the ...

Cardiology

Risk for ischemic CV events lower with colchicine after MI

(HealthDay)—Patients with recent myocardial infarction have a lower risk for ischemic cardiovascular events with colchicine versus placebo, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Listening to music while driving reduces cardiac stress

Stress while driving is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac complications such as heart attack (myocardial infarction), according to studies published in recent years. Selecting ...

Cardiology

Heart attack modeled with human stem cells

Researchers at Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences developed a model of myocardial infarction using cardiomyocytes differentiated from human induced pluripotent stem cells.

Cardiology

Women less likely to receive treatment for myocardial infarction

(HealthDay)—Use of sex-specific diagnostic thresholds for myocardial infarction identifies more additional women than men with myocardial injury, but women are less likely to receive treatment, according to a study published ...

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