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A Decidedly Darker Prognosis for Takotsubo Syndrome

Takotsubo syndrome (TS) has been considered a transient benign disorder, but mounting evidence of a darker long-term prognosis is reshaping that belief.

A systematic review of 54 studies involving 4679 patients showed relatively high rates of life-threatening complications such as acute heart failure (HF) with shock (19%) and malignant arrhythmias (10%), with in-hospital death occurring in 1.8% of cases.

LVH Plus Myocardial Injury Flags HF Risk in Black Patients

African Americans with the combination of myocardial injury, identified by high levels of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) on electrocardiogram have a "malignant" preclinical heart failure phenotype that puts them at much higher risk of heart failure than their peers, with the risk especially high in men, new research shows.

Combination of Statins, Mediterranean Diet Reduces Cardiovascular Mortality Risk

For those who have already had a heart attack or a stroke, the combination of statins and Mediterranean Diet appears to be the most effective choice to reduce the risk of mortality, especially from cardiovascular causes. It is the result of an Italian study conducted at the I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, Pozzilli, Italy on over 1,000 adults recruited in the Moli-sani Study, published in the International Journal of Cardiology.

Heart Attack: Formula of 80 and Precautions can Help in Prevention

According to a new study, Christmas Eve is one of the most dangerous times of the year for the heart. It has indicated that a person's risk for heart attack reaches its peak around late night to day before Christmas. Christmas Eve is a time to cheer; People tend to consume excessive food, alcohol, and travel long distances, all of which may up the risk of heart attack. Emotional distress with acute experience of anger, anxiety, sadness, grief, and stress, too, increases the risk of a heart attack.