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Secondhand marijuana smoke damages blood vessels more than tobacco smoke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Secondhand marijuana smoke may damage your blood vessels even more than tobacco smoke.

In a new study, arteries in rats that inhaled secondhand marijuana smoke for one minute carried blood less efficiently for at least 90 minutes. Similar exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke caused blood vessel […]

Life is good after years of battling heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jang Jaswal woke one night short of breath and sensing a slight pressure in his chest. He couldn’t figure out what was happening and grew increasingly frustrated.

“I knew there was something wrong with me,” said Jaswal, who was only 33 at the time.

His wife, Sushila, […]

NCAA reminding trainers, coaches to use cardiac arrest checklist

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Summer school classrooms are humming with activity on college campuses across the nation and soon, so will sports fields full of student athletes returning for training camps and practices.

But before they do, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s top medical chief is reminding head athletic trainers […]

Healthcare facilities get on board with blood pressure-lowering initiative

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than 300 hospitals, clinics, healthcare centers and health systems serving a combined 32 million patients have joined a nationwide initiative launched last November to lower Americans’ blood pressure.

The American Heart Association and American Medical Association’s Target: BP program gives doctors tools and science-based recommendations […]

Moderate physical activity lowers heart disease risk in young women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women under age 50 who do moderate physical activity can lower their risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study.

Among women ages 27-44 at the start of the study, researchers found:

Women with the highest level of leisure time physical activity had a 25 […]

Watching too much TV may increase risk of dying from blood clots

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Spending too much time in front of the tube every day may increase your risk of dying from a blood clot in the lung, according to a Japanese study.

From 1988-90, researchers asked 86,024 people how many hours they spent watching TV. Over the next 19 […]

Rod Carew brings Heart of 29 to Hall of Fame

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

COOPERSTOWN, New York – Riding in a parade to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Rod Carew felt beloved by the crowd as soon as his truck rolled onto the route.

“Much health, Rod!” said the first voice to rise above the clapping and whooping.

“I’m still here!” […]

Experts exploring contemporary research issues in San Antonio

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Making science less mysterious and more understandable for the average consumer is the focus of a research meeting this week in San Antonio.

“Gathering cardiovascular scientists of all career stages at the Research Leaders Academy is an opportunity to share thoughts about best practices to develop […]

July 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Patients, Precision Medicine, Prevention, Research|Tags: |0 Comments

Medicare aims to reduce heart attacks, strokes with new program

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than 500 healthcare practices nationwide have been selected to participate in a federally sponsored program to prevent heart attacks and strokes among Medicare patients, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said this week.

The Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model is part of […]

Indoor cycling events popping up around the country

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A series of indoor cycling events hosted by CycleBar across the country on Saturday are scheduled to get people active on two wheels while raising funds to fight stroke and heart disease.

The events help kick off CycleNation, a new American Heart Association and American Stroke […]