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County health rankings reveal rural-urban divide in premature death rates

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Rural counties nationwide are grappling with a higher rate of premature deaths and other measures of poor health than urban counterparts, according to the seventh annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population […]

Violence victims more likely to have blood vessel disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Mexican women who experienced physical violence as adults were more likely to have clogged neck arteries, increasing the risk for stroke, researchers reported Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Violence against women is a global problem, with a third of women worldwide […]

Penalized hospitals improved the number of patients readmitted within 30 days

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The rate at which patients returned to the hospital within 30 days of hospitalization for heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia dropped more after healthcare reform than before for hospitals receiving penalties, according to new research presented Monday at the American Heart Association’s QCOR 2016 […]

Two cardiologists: Why their own moms failed to call 911 for heart attack and stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Despite warnings and their own daughters’ careers as cardiologists, when Ann Walsh and Ellen Joynt had stroke and heart attack symptoms, neither woman called 911.

“We were absolutely floored that this happened to our own mothers,” said Dr. Mary Norine Walsh, medical director of the Heart […]

February 24th, 2016|Categories: Heart Attack, Stroke, Women||1 Comment

Heart surgeon, Surgeon General among those honored at Red Dress Awards

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kathy Magliato, M.D., broke into the elite, male-dominated world of heart surgery fueled by a passion for saving lives – a passion she parlayed into urging women to take better care of their hearts. Her life even inspired a new NBC show premiering next month.

On […]

Red everywhere to support women’s heart health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Red will light landmarks, stadiums and office towers coast-to-coast to support women’s heart health on Friday, National Wear Red Day. It’s part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women effort to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

Because 80 percent of heart disease […]

February 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Prevention, Women||0 Comments

Los Angeles City Council says smokeless tobacco is out!

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to pass an ordinance that bans smokeless tobacco use at all sporting venues in the city, including Dodger Stadium.

The ordinance was a blowout, passing 14-0, and will apply to both fans and players. It takes effect before this spring’s […]

January 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Patients, Prevention||0 Comments

Heart attacks in women undertreated, experts say

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart attacks in women can have different causes and risks than in men, according to a new scientific statement. But most concerning to experts is that women are being undertreated.

Nearly 50,000 women died from heart attacks in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]

Study: AFib may pose bigger threat to women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Having an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation poses a greater health risk to women than men, researchers reported this week in the British Medical Journal.

Researchers analyzed the results of 30 studies involving more than 4 million AFib patients and found women were nearly twice […]

Millions at risk for heart disease, stroke now insured

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than 6 million uninsured Americans at risk for heart disease and stroke gained health insurance in 2014, the first year coverage was available under the Affordable Care Act. Many more with a history of heart disease and stroke also became insured.

The analysis, released Tuesday […]