American Heart Association

Intensive program to lower blood pressure could prevent more than 100,000 deaths annually

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — More than 100,000 deaths could be prevented annually if adults with common heart disease risk factors would participate in an intensive program to lower the top number in their blood pressure reading, according to a study presented Thursday at the American Heart […]

Eating more fruits, vegetables improved kidney patients’ blood pressure, cut medicine expenses in half

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — People with kidney disease improved their blood pressure and cut medicine expenses in half after adding more fruits and vegetables to their diet, in a study presented Wednesday at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure 2016 Scientific Sessions.

“It was remarkable that […]

Medicare aims to reduce heart attacks, strokes with new program

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than 500 healthcare practices nationwide have been selected to participate in a federally sponsored program to prevent heart attacks and strokes among Medicare patients, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said this week.

The Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model is part of […]

Sensitivity to salt emerging as cardiovascular risk factor

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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An exaggerated response to too much sodium in the diet may be as dangerous as high blood pressure when it comes to cardiovascular diseases. But researchers are still years away from being able to detect and treat so-called salt sensitivity in everyday practice, […]

Worsening blood glucose health increasing risks for Type 2 diabetes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Blood glucose health is deteriorating in obese adults — raising the risk of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular complications, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“The adverse impact of obesity on blood sugar status appears to develop over a longer […]

Magnesium may modestly lower blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Magnesium may modestly lower blood pressure, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

An essential element in the human body, magnesium is found in whole grains, beans, nuts and green leafy vegetables.

Researchers have long debated whether magnesium plays a role in regulating […]

World Hypertension Day draws attention to the dangers of high blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Four million people and counting have checked their blood pressure in the U.S. in an awareness campaign meant to draw attention to high blood pressure and save lives.

The World Hypertension League challenged people worldwide to get their blood pressures checked from April 17 until World […]

A gift from the heart good for Mom’s heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Looking for something delicious, healthy and fast as a Mother’s Day treat? Showing you care doesn’t have to be complicated.

A yogurt parfait is a great option. It’s pretty to look at, easy to make and packed with wholesome ingredients. The recipe takes only a few […]

Check. Change. Control blood pressure reduction program works to lower seniors’ BP

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association’s Check. Change. Control  blood pressure reduction program helped Asian and Hispanic older adults make notable reductions in their blood pressure, according to a study presented at the AHA’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

In this study, researchers studied the program’s effectiveness in […]

Omron donates blood pressure monitors

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

At the Consumer Electronics Show this month, Omron Healthcare previewed its new blood pressure monitoring tools and announced it will donate 400 upper-arm blood pressure monitors to the American Heart Association.

The monitors, worth $20,000, will be distributed to communities and programs in need.

The potential recipients […]