American Heart Association

More fruits, vegetables a day may keep blockages in legs away

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Eating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables a day may help keep peripheral artery disease away.

In a new study on 3.7 million people, those who reported eating three or more daily servings of fruits and vegetables had 18 percent lower odds of PAD […]

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 […]

Enhanced ultrasound imaging helps diagnose blood clots, manage treatment

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

An enhanced type of ultrasound imaging offers a potential way to simultaneously diagnose and treat blood clots, as well as monitor patients’ responses to clot-dissolving drugs, according to research presented Friday at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology/Peripheral Vascular Disease Scientific Sessions 2015.

Researchers […]

Hip strengthening might ease pain of clogged leg arteries

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Detailed gait analysis reveals that people with clogged leg arteries rely more on muscles in the back of the calf when they walk to compensate for weakness in certain hip muscles, according to a new study presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis […]