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Blood clots in lung bigger factor in serious fainting spells than previously realized

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association.

Like a scene from the movies, a fainting spell can be brought on by sudden emotional distress. Sometimes, severe dehydration or standing still […]

AHA president concerned by new blood pressure treatment guideline

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new guideline published Monday recommends less-aggressive blood pressure treatment for many people, guidance the American Heart Association’s president said could actually increase their risk for major health problems.

The guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians, published in […]

Federal funding for nation’s No. 1 killer fails to keep pace

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A year after receiving its biggest boost in federal funding in more than a decade, the National Institutes of Health once again came out a winner in late 2016, receiving an increase of nearly $5 billion in funding over the next decade.

But funding for cardiovascular disease […]

In a book, two friends turn the page on heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Harry Zuckerman didn’t cry when he was born 17 years ago in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Doctors immediately suspected something might be wrong.

Within days, Harry was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect that changes the flow of blood through the heart. It occurs […]

Arianna Huffington, Nancy Brown talk heart health, prevention with women in media

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Media influencers met Tuesday to spark fresh ideas for fighting heart disease in women.

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown and Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post co-founder and Thrive Global founder, hosted a “women in media” luncheon at a private home in New York City.

The recent deaths […]

Pre-existing condition coverage is non-negotiable, AHA CEO says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In a letter sent this week to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown stressed the AHA’s continued commitment to patients with heart disease and stroke who are covered under the Affordable Care Act.

In the […]

Heart attack hasn’t kept veteran runner from competing

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tom Burns jumped in the shower after finishing the 5-mile Shamrock Run in the subfreezing temperatures that are familiar to residents of Buffalo, New York. It’s a race the veteran runner had done a number of times.

But once in the warm water, something didn’t feel […]

Clues to heart failure could lie in the blood

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study Discovery grants awarded by the American Heart Association to speed personalized treatments and prevention for heart disease.

Heart failure means the heart can’t keep up with its workload — providing your body with the […]

Young mother’s heart stops during school holiday party

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dec. 17, 2015, began as a festive day.

Lauri Evans hosted a Christmas party at Oakwell Academy, an elementary school she co-founded in College Station, Texas, on the last day before the holiday break.

After escorting a student out of the building to leave early, Lauri was […]

AHA names top 10 heart, stroke research advances of 2016

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Mutations that influence coronary heart disease. Clot-retrieving strategies for strokes. Healthy lifestyle techniques to outsmart genetic fate. All of this – and more – was part of the groundbreaking work from heart disease and stroke researchers published this past year.

The American Heart Association, one of […]

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