Tag: heart attack

Does your insurance card matter when you have a heart attack?

Medicaid reimbursement to healthcare facilities on ST-elevation myocardial management—or STEMI, a serious form of a heart attack—is often lower when compared with the reimbursement...

New performance and quality measures for treating heart attack patients

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have released updated clinical performance and quality measures to benchmark and improve...
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Creavo’s Vitalscan “rule out” technology on show at EUSEM

A new scanning device designed to aid cardiac ‘rule out’ is to be exhibited at the EUSEM European Society of Emergency Medicine conference (EUSEM;...

“Singheart” offers step towards heart regeneration

New research has discovered a potential means to trigger damaged heart cells to self-heal. For the first time, researchers have identified a long non-coding...

Shingles associated with stroke and heart attack

Contracting shingles, a reactivation of the chickenpox virus, increases a person’s risk of stroke and heart attack, according to a research letter published today...

Europace 2017: Breast implants may lead to false heart attack diagnosis

Breast implants may disrupt an electrocardiogram (ECG) and could result in a false heart attack diagnosis, according to research presented at EHRA EUROPACE -...

Ultra-sensitive cardiac troponin test using Single Molecule Counting technology receives CE...

Singulex has been granted CE mark for its ultra-sensitive troponin assay (cTnl), the first offered by the company’s Sgx Clarity system, a fully-automated, in...

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke

Insomnia is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to new research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “Sleep is...

Few heart attack survivors get recommended physical activity

Only 16% of heart attack survivors get the recommended amount of physical activity in the weeks after hospitalisation, according to a study by researchers...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked best in USA for heart attack, stroke...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been ranked best in the USA for survival of patients suffering heart failure, and second for survival of patients with...

Latest statistics show heart failure on the rise

The number of adults living with heart failure increased from about 5.7 million (2009-2012) to about 6.5 million (2011-2014), according to the American Heart...

Next-generation troponin T test from Roche cleared by US FDA

Roche has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys troponin T Gen 5 STAT (TnT Gen 5 STAT) blood...

Blood troponin level could predict silent heart disease risk

A high-sensitivity blood test could be used to predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack according to new research funded by...

Women 50% more likely than men to be given incorrect diagnosis...

Women have a 50% higher chance than men of receiving the wrong initial diagnosis following a heart attack, according to a new study. The...

ESC 2016: Low socioeconomic status associated with higher risk of second...

Low socioeconomic status has been associated with a higher risk of a second heart attack or stroke, according to research presented at the ESC...