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What are you eating? $75 million research study wants to know

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS – One of the first studies in the $75 million research project seeking to wipe out coronary heart disease will target perhaps the most basic human experience: Eating.

While generations of scientists have studied how the food people eat changes their bodies, it’s never […]

Adding heart failure drug to breast cancer treatment lessens heart damage

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida – Adding the heart failure drug candesartan to breast cancer therapy lessened damage to the heart over the short term in a small study reported Wednesday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

The number of cancer survivors is on the rise, meaning […]

November 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Research, Scientific Sessions 2015, Women|Tags: |0 Comments

Cardiac rehab coverage expands for chronic heart failure patients with symptoms

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Medicare’s and Medicaid’s newly extended cardiac rehabilitation coverage for chronic heart failure patients with symptoms has tripled the number who are now eligible, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Chronic heart failure patients are at high risk for serious […]

Lowering China’s pollution could prevent about 900,000 cardiovascular deaths by 2030

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Air pollution is a leading cardiovascular disease risk factor in Beijing and urban China. Lowering air pollution to the level it was during the 2008 Beijing Olympics could prevent about 900,000 cardiovascular deaths and gain millions of life years in urban China by 2030, […]

Tobacco use fueled by e-cigs, hookah remains high among U.S. Hispanics/Latinos

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tobacco use remains a serious problem among Hispanic/Latino adults, with increasing use and acceptance of e-cigarettes and hookah among younger tobacco users living in the United States, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Hookah, also known as a water […]

Children with congenital heart disease not performing as well in school

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Children with congenital heart disease do not perform as well in school as children without birth defects, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Researchers used North Carolina third-grade public school records to compare end-of-grade test results for children […]

Women experience more psychological distress after heart transplant

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Women experience more symptoms of depression and anxiety, and feel they have less control over their heart health in the first 100 days after a heart transplant compared to their male counterparts, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Early […]

Alcohol abuse may predict congestive heart failure; even among younger adults

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Alcohol abuse was associated with a 70 percent increased risk of congestive heart failure in adults and the link was especially strong among younger adults (60 years or younger) and those without high blood pressure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s […]

Smartphone compatible listening device may rival gold standard stethoscope

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HeartBuds, a smartphone compatible listening device for cardiovascular sounds, works as well as widely used Food and Drug Administration-approved traditional and digital stethoscopes and better than FDA-approved disposable stethoscopes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

An essential part […]

Surgeon General: Medical professionals must boost emphasis on prevention

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — As a youngster in Miami, Vivek Murthy enjoyed hanging out at his dad’s primary-care practice. Being around those patients and learning their problems prompted an insightful diagnosis: So much of what brought them into the office was preventable.

These days, as Surgeon General […]