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Having a heart attack? Get a primary angioplasty

While drugs have long been the mainstay of treatment when it comes to heart attacks, this minimally-invasive procedure is proving to give a better outcome.


Stenting heart attacks

Interhospital synergy can help improve outcomes in heart attacks, especially when a patient has the option of treatment with angioplasty.


Young smokers are 8x more likely to have major heart attack

Young smokers need a wake up call, says researchers. They are at a very high risk of getting a heart attack.


Resorbable magnesium stent comes to Malaysia

This new coronary stent offers another treatment option for coronary artery disease patients.


Young Malaysians are getting heart disease, here's why it's worrying

The top killer in the country is hitting Malaysians younger as many have multiple cardiovascular risk factors.


One in five dies of heart attack before treatment

KUALA LUMPUR: One out of five Malaysians who experience a heart attack dies before receiving treatment from the hospital, said National Heart Institute (IJN) chief clinical officer Datuk Dr Rosli Mohd Ali.


US heart patients have higher hospital readmission rates

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Americans who have had a severe heart attack are far more likely to be readmitted to the hospital than heart patients from 16 other countries, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.


Heart attack guidelines boost patient survival - study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Better drugs and emergency hospital treatments have helped significantly more people survive heart attacks, with fewer complications, researchers said on Tuesday.