7 symptoms of a heart attack that can strike exactly one month early

A heart attack is a serious medical emergency and symptoms usually come on quickly. The main symptoms are usually chest pain and light-headedness or dizziness, says the UK’s National Health Service. However, research has found that there are seven symptoms that can strike a month before a fatal attack, The sun reports. Write in the … Read more

Personalized ‘precision’ testing approach leads to efficient assessments of chest pain for cardiovascular disease risk

For people with stable chest pain, a personalized “precision” testing approach led to more efficient assessments of cardiovascular disease risk and improved diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease compared to usual care, according to the latest science presented today on the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2022. The meeting, held in person in Chicago … Read more

AF Ablation Can Cause Takotsubo Syndrome: Case Series

Takotsubo syndrome is uncommon after catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), but may have a malignant presentation requiring immediate intervention, a case series suggests. “We actually had a very high-profile case a few years ago that prompted us to look more closely at this in our database,” senior author Andrea Natale, MD, told … Read more

Pfizer, Moderna, Myocarditis: ATAGI Admits Major Vaccine Side Effect

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ATAGI) has revealed it was not aware of the increased risk of a heart condition called myocarditis from Covid vaccines until five months after they were approved to the public. An updated document published by the health authority in late September has attracted serious attention this month – … Read more

Todd Woodbridge had a heart attack: tennis great, fit and healthy for symptoms

Tennis great Todd Woodbridge has revealed he suffered a mild heart attack last week. The popular TV commentator says he was “shocked” when he developed chest pains and other symptoms that he now knows was a heart attack. The 51-year-old says the episode came out of nowhere when he was exercising as part of his … Read more

Long-term follow-up of young people with COVID-19 vaccine myocarditis

In a recent study published in Immunity, researchers examined a comprehensive range of outcomes in patients diagnosed with myocarditis after vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States (US). They followed up these adolescents and young male patients after receiving a messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) platform-based COVID-19 vaccine for a minimum of 90 … Read more

ACC/AHA Chest pain data standards issue Updated to 2021 guideline

The American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) has released a set of data standards for chest pain and acute myocardial infarction (MI) to supplement last year’s guidelines for evaluation and diagnosis of chest pain. Last October, the AHA/ACC issued a joint clinical practice guideline encouraging clinicians to use standardized risk assessments, clinical pathways, … Read more

Taylor Hawkins tribute concert: Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl breaks down

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl seemed overwhelmed with emotion as he and his bandmates headlined a tribute concert for the band’s late drummer, Taylor Hawkins, in London today. The all-star tribute show took place at Wembley Stadium, with guests including The Pretenders, Liam Gallagher, Queen, Paul McCartney and Nile Rodgers all paying tribute to Hawkins. … Read more

No benefit of allopurinol in ischemic heart disease

Allopurinol, a drug commonly used to treat gout, offered no benefit in terms of reducing cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with ischemic heart disease, new randomized trial results show. Treatment of these patients without gout with 600 mg daily of allopurinol had no effect on composite primary endpoint outcomes, including nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), nonfatal … Read more

How common is chronic fatigue syndrome in patients with long-term COVID-19?

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers found that myalgic encephalitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) was common in long-term coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is common in post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC): Results from a post-COVID-19 multidisciplinary clinic. Image credit: fizkes/Shutterstock Background While most patients recover … Read more