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People with acute coronary syndrome at increased risk of suicide

By AMERICAN HEART ASOCIATION NEWS

People with acute coronary syndrome — a condition in which the heart’s blood supply is suddenly blocked —  have a higher risk of suicide, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Researchers identified 41,050 people 35 years or older in the […]

Modest increases in high blood pressure linked to higher risk of death, heart failure among African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Even modest increases in high blood pressure raise the risk of death and heart failure among African-Americans, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Analyzing 5,280 African-American patients enrolled in the Jackson Heart Study in 2000-11, researchers found:

Increases in systolic blood […]

Clinic readings may not detect ‘masked hypertension’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Around-the-clock monitoring during daily activities revealed undetected high blood pressure among otherwise healthy adults who had normal readings in the clinic, according to new research.

“Masked hypertension” is normal blood pressure in the doctor’s office, but high readings outside of the office — the reverse of “white […]

Smokers more likely to develop abdominal aortic aneurysms

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

If you smoke, you’re twice as likely to develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm, according to a study released Thursday.

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the large artery that supplies blood to the belly, pelvis and legs. The bulging occurs without symptoms, unless the […]

Age at cancer diagnosis may affect risk of death from heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The age at which people are diagnosed with cancer may help determine their risk of death from heart disease, according to a new study.

Heart disease has been known to be the leading cause of treatment-related, non-tumor deaths among survivors of childhood cancer, breast cancer and […]

Recreational, commuter biking linked to lower cardiovascular disease risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People who bike regularly for pleasure or to commute have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, according to two studies.

In a study of 45,000 Danish adults published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation:

Those who regularly biked for recreation or to commute had 11 percent […]

October 31st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Physical Activity, Research||3 Comments

AHA, ACC to offer hospital cardiovascular accreditation services

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

U.S. hospitals and other institutions will have access to comprehensive cardiovascular accreditation services in 2017 through a new collaboration between the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association.

The services focus on cardiac care — including chest pain, cardiac catheterization, atrial fibrillation and heart failure — […]

AHA statement: Preferences should be ingredient in healthy eating

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Healthcare providers should consider personal, ethnic and cultural preferences and use easy-to-understand language and food examples when counseling people about eating healthy, a new American Heart Association statement recommends.

“It’s one thing for professionals to summarize the data and develop guidelines, but an entirely different strategy […]

Air pollution linked to blood vessel damage in healthy young adults

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Fine particulate matter air pollution may cause blood vessel damage and inflammation in healthy young adults, according to a study released Tuesday.

“These results substantially expand our understanding about how air pollution contributes to cardiovascular disease by showing that exposure is associated with a cascade of […]

Taking prescribed meds may reduce complications from heart procedures

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People who take medications as prescribed are more than twice as likely to not have complications after heart procedures, according to a study released Monday.

The study — published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation — also found that heart bypass surgery patients appear to […]

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