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 […]

The Shared Cardiovascular Health of Couples

As married couples and domestic partners have been reported to share similar environments, adopt similar behavior and lifestyle habits, and have similar transferable characteristics, they are also likely to share similar levels of cardiovascular risk factors. Environmental exposures, low physical activity levels, smoking status, and unhealthy dietary habits, are all risk factors for cardiovascular disease […]

Limit Screen Time to Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Recent advice from the American Heart Association indicates that children should have limited screen time, as it may contribute to future cardiovascular disease. The AHA has emphasized existing recommendations, which suggest limiting screen time for children & teens to no more than 1-2 hours each day. Pediatric cardiologist Dr. Stephen Daniels, a spokesman for the […]

Higher Risk Factors for Women

Alanna Kendig, FNP, MSN

Fewer women who suffer a heart attack each year in the UK would die if they were simply given the same treatments as men, according to new research. Scientists at the University of Leeds and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden used data from Sweden’s extensive online cardiac registry, SWEDEHEART, to analyze the outcomes of 180,368 […]

Early Baldness: Higher Risk Factor Than Obesity?

Male pattern baldness and premature greying are more of a risk factor for heart disease than obesity in men under 40, new research suggests. A study of more than 2,000 young men in India showed more who had coronary artery disease were prematurely bald or grey than men with a full head of hair. Dr […]

Heart Disease Among Chinese Americans: Frequently Overlooked

A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that risk factors for heart disease among Chinese Americans are often overlooked, as the standard generally utilized to determine a healthy weight is commonly not adjusted for Asian populations. The study, “Obesity and Modifiable Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among Chinese Americans in […]