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 se...

New performance and quality measures for treating heart attack patients

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have released upda...
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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 Europea...

“Singheart” offers step towards heart regeneration

New research has discovered a potential means to trigger damaged heart cells to self-heal. For t...

Shingles associated with stroke and heart attack

Contracting shingles, a reactivation of the chickenpox virus, increases a person’s risk of strok...

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 ...

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

Singulex has been granted CE mark for its ultra-sensitive troponin assay (cTnl), the first offered b...

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 pub...

Few heart attack survivors get recommended physical activity

Only 16% of heart attack survivors get the recommended amount of physical activity in the weeks afte...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked best in USA for heart attack, stroke and heart failure survival

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been ranked best in the USA for survival of patients suffering he...

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 a...

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...

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 ...

Women 50% more likely than men to be given incorrect diagnosis following heart attack

Women have a 50% higher chance than men of receiving the wrong initial diagnosis following a heart a...

ESC 2016: Low socioeconomic status associated with higher risk of second heart attack or stroke

Low socioeconomic status has been associated with a higher risk of a second heart attack or stro...