People with atrial fibrillation should work closely with their doctors to treat the condition, using a more detailed stroke-risk assessment tool and careful consideration about aspirin or blood-thinning drugs, according to new treatment guidelines released Friday by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.
A new study calls into question established wisdom on good and bad fats, but the American Heart Association stands by its guidelines that saturated fats can hurt your heart while polyunsaturated fats may help it.
The study, published in today’s Annals of Internal Medicine, concludes that there isn’t enough evidence […]
U.S. convenience stores should sell electronic cigarettes only to adults, following the same ID procedures used for tobacco sales, according to a position statement issued by a national association of stores Friday.
The National Association of Convenience Stores, which represents about 3,800 retailers and supplier companies, said convenience stores are the largest retail […]
People who report eating foods that meet the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program nutrition requirements are more likely to eat healthier and have fewer heart disease risk factors, according to a recent study.
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in March, evaluated survey data […]
Congenital heart defects are the No. 1 birth defect in the United States and the leading killer of infants with birth defects, tragic facts that the American Heart Association is working to combat on many fronts.
These defects are heart problems that are present at birth, including holes in the […]
SAN DIEGO — Women’s blood clot risk remains elevated for at least 12 weeks after delivering a baby — twice as long as previously recognized, according to a large study presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.
The chance of a blood clot rises during pregnancy, when […]