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Mental stress may reduce blood flow in young women with heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Mental stress may reduce blood flow in the heart muscle of younger women with coronary heart disease, according to new research.

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in American men and women, but studies show that younger women have higher rates of complications […]

Adults who develop asthma may have higher risk of heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People who develop asthma as adults may be at greater risk of developing heart disease and having a stroke, according to new research.

“Though it’s usually not recognized as such, there are several different types of asthma, each with some unique features,” said Matthew C. Tattersall, […]

Gallstone disease may increase heart disease risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Having gallstone disease may increase your risk of coronary heart disease, according to new research.

Gallstone disease, one of the most common and costly gastrointestinal disorders in the United States, has similar risk factors as coronary heart disease, including diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure […]

Anemic adults may have higher risk of death after stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Older adults with anemia may have a higher risk of dying after a stroke, according to new research.

Anemia, a lack of red blood cells, is common in patients with acute stroke. Anemia and low hemoglobin levels, proteins in red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout […]

August 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , |3 Comments

Lack of fresh food in neighborhoods linked to early heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People who live in neighborhoods that lack stores selling fresh food may have a higher risk of developing early heart disease, according to new research.

“The thought is that greater access to healthier foods may have promoted healthier diets and, in turn, less coronary plaque formation,” […]

High blood pressure more prevalent in low-, middle-income countries

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For the first time in history, prevalence of high blood pressure is higher in low- and middle-income countries, according to new research.

In a 2010 data analysis involving more than 968,000 people from 90 countries, more than 30 percent of adults worldwide live with high blood […]

Heart disease, stroke risk factors may increase in severity before menopause

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The severity of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke appears to increase more rapidly in the years leading up to menopause — especially among African-American women, according to a new study.

The risk factors, together known as metabolic syndrome, include a large waistline, high […]

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil may help healing after heart attack

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Patients who took a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil daily for six months after a heart attack improved their hearts’ function and reduced scarring in the undamaged muscle, according to a new study.

The heart’s shape and function can be altered after a […]

Coordinated response cuts time to treat deadliest heart attacks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People having the most deadly type of heart attack received lifesaving treatment sooner when emergency medical services and hospital providers used a coordinated system, according to a new study.

The American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline STEMI Systems Accelerator demonstration project created regional care systems to increase […]

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 […]