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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can successfully identify the characteristics of coronary plaques

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can successfully identify the characteristics of coronary plaques

Heart attacks can be triggered by physical exertion and emotional stress

Heart attacks can be triggered by physical exertion and emotional stress

Physical exertion and emotional stress can trigger heart attacks in people with a history of heart disease

Physical exertion and emotional stress can trigger heart attacks in people with a history of heart disease

Calls to regionalize the care of patients with heart attacks are premature

Calls to regionalize the care of patients with heart attacks are premature

Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments

Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments

HIV is not an independent risk factor for severe heart disease

HIV is not an independent risk factor for severe heart disease

Blood tests improve within two weeks of quitting smoking

Blood tests improve within two weeks of quitting smoking

Invasive procedures do not necessarily improve survival for heart patients

Invasive procedures do not necessarily improve survival for heart patients

Medicine alone may not offer best quality of life for patients with moderate heart attack risk

Medicine alone may not offer best quality of life for patients with moderate heart attack risk

Simplified approach to the management of patients with an acute coronary syndrome

Simplified approach to the management of patients with an acute coronary syndrome

New insight into anticoagulation therapies

New insight into anticoagulation therapies

BMA Cymru Wales to petition parliament to ban smoking in public places unless Wales goes smoke free within 10 months

BMA Cymru Wales to petition parliament to ban smoking in public places unless Wales goes smoke free within 10 months

Researchers have developed a novel drug-antidote pair

Researchers have developed a novel drug-antidote pair

Biomarker called cystatin C predicts which people are less likely to survive a heart attack

Biomarker called cystatin C predicts which people are less likely to survive a heart attack

Receiving a blood transfusion is associated with a greater risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes

Receiving a blood transfusion is associated with a greater risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes

Guidant announces plans to initiate vulnerable plaque study

Guidant announces plans to initiate vulnerable plaque study

Coronary angioplasty within 24 hours of medical therapy could improve the outcome for heart-attack patients

Coronary angioplasty within 24 hours of medical therapy could improve the outcome for heart-attack patients

Bill Clinton is recovering after undergoing successful quadruple bypass surgery

Bill Clinton is recovering after undergoing successful quadruple bypass surgery

Diabetes mellitus in acute coronary syndromes – worse for women

Diabetes mellitus in acute coronary syndromes – worse for women

Early use of aggressive statin therapy may offer some benefit for coronary patients

Early use of aggressive statin therapy may offer some benefit for coronary patients