Getting a large dose of a statin did not have an impact on major adverse cardiac events among a broad population of patients slated to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a trial being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session. However, statins did significantly reduce the rates of such events among the subset of trial participants who actually underwent PCI.
Brisk walks lasting 40 minutes or more, two to three times per week seem to yield greatest benefit
Listening to upbeat music may help prolong activity and participation; results may have broader implications for exercise in general
Younger patients face highest risks
Findings suggest climate change may increase heart attack risk
People who were more optimistic had fewer heart-related hospital visits, procedures