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

Research shows the added value of genetic information in measuring the risk of hereditary diseases

A new study from the University of Helsinki demonstrates the added value of genetic information in measuring hereditary disease risk, in addition to the commonly used family history assessment. Doctors use a lot of family history to assess an individual’s risk of developing common diseases, such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancers. In recent … 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

AI models improve the accuracy of coronary artery disease diagnosis

Several recent discoveries show that the accuracy of diagnosing coronary artery disease and predicting patient risk is improved using artificial intelligence (AI) models developed by scientists at the Cedars Department of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine – Sinai. This progress, led by Piotr Slomka, PhD, director of Innovation in Imaging at Cedars-Sinai and a research scientist … Read more

Study examines link between different types of grain intake and early coronary artery disease

In one of the first studies examining the relationship between different types of grain intake and early coronary heart disease in the Middle East, researchers found that higher intake of refined grain was associated with an increased risk of early coronary heart disease in an Iranian population, while eating of whole grains was associated with … Read more

Percutaneous coronary intervention offers no benefit in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) does not reduce all-cause mortality or hospitalization from heart failure in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction and extensive coronary artery disease, according to recent groundbreaking research presented today at a Hot Line session at ESC Congress 2022. Coronary artery disease is the most common cause of heart failure and is … Read more

Researchers report that large molecular compounds and nano-scale enzymes of two traditional Chinese medicines may inhibit COVID-19 signaling

In a recent study published in Scientific Reportsresearchers examined the potential anti-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) activity of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Study: Honghua extract mediated potent inhibition of COVID-19 host cell pathways. Image Credit: Jiang Zhongyan/Shutterstock Background honghua herb, Carthami floss, has been used to treat various diseases such as coronary artery disease, angina and … Read more

What is the optimal LDL cholesterol level for patients with cardiovascular disease?

High blood levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is a major causative factor of coronary artery disease. Drug and/or diet-mediated lowering of the LDL level is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The effectiveness of low LDL in reducing the risk of atherosclerotic vascular events has been discussed in a recently published article … Read more