Reviving Cardiac Cells After Heart Attack
Used in the treatment of autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and tissue injuries, the potential healing power of extracellular vesicles (EVs) may have beneficial implications for the treatment of cardiovascular conditions as well. The nanometer-sized messengers travel between cells with the capacity to revive cells after myocardial infarction, keeping them functioning while deprived of oxygen […]
Routine Risk Stratification for Heart Attack Patients
Assessing the associated risks and weighing them against potential benefits of evidence-based therapies is an essential component of a clinical decision-making process that aims to optimize care and outcomes for patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Per the European Society of Cardiology guidelines, the GRACE risk score (GRS) is recommended to guide treatment of acute […]
Premenopausal CVD May Mean Menopause at an Early Age
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, outnumbering deaths from all other causes combined. According to the American Heart Association, one in three women have some form of cardiovascular disease. Recognizing women at risk of CVD is of tremendous public health importance.
I’m an athlete. I can’t have a heart attack.
If you’ve ever thought, “I exercise so I shouldn’t have any heart issues”—this is for you. 135 people have died from sudden heart attacks during triathlons in the US from 1985 until 2016 (just last year) according to a recent Internal Medicine study1. To continue our blog theme about raising awareness of cardiac arrest and […]
Eating your way OUT of a heart attack
A couple days ago, we shared the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack with you. We also shared that even though they are different things, they do share the SAME risk factors. What we want to share with you today, is the good news: many of these risk factors can be eliminated.
What the Loss of Tom Petty Taught Us: Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack
We like to tie our blogs to current events and one very sad event was the loss of superstar Tom Petty last week. At the very young age of 66 a seemingly larger-than-life rockstar lost his life to one of the things we have dedicated our mission to here at CMHC. Tom Petty’s death has […]
Stopping Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Could be Deadly
A new study confirms that stopping a cholesterol-lowering drug can be critically dangerous. Researchers found that people who stopped taking statins, after reporting a side effect, were 13% more likely to die, or have a hear attack or stroke over the next four years. Statins work by inhibiting the liver’s ability to produce cholesterol, while […]
Pass the Butter!
A new editorial published by a group of cardiologists in the British Journal of Sports Medicine argues that saturated fats, found in foods like butter, cheese, and meats, does not clog arteries and ultimately lead to cardiovascular disease. The doctors report that a Mediterranean-style diet, coupled with minimal stress and daily exercise, should be the […]
Happy Hour: Good for the Heart?
A recent large-scale study indicates that alcohol, in moderation, is healthy for the heart. New research published in the British Medical Journal adds further evidence linking alcohol consumption with lower risks of heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. While the new study is consistent with earlier results that have shown potential heart health benefits from occasional drinking, it amplifies […]
Shoveling in Snowstorms: Bad for the Heart?
A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association has found that the days following a heavy snowfall often carry a significantly greater risk of heart attacks for men. The medical community has long suspected that snow shoveling can increase heart attacks at a population level, yet this study concretely confirms the link between snowfall […]