Children who receive a heart transplant as soon as a suitable donor is available are predicted to have better quality-adjusted survival — even if they have antibodies that may attack the new heart — than children who wait for a donor to which they do not have antibodies according […]
Young women with stable coronary heart disease are more likely than men to have reduced blood flow to the heart if they’re under emotional stress, but not physical stress, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
Compared to men of the same age, when subjected […]
Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette smoke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
In the study, blood vessel function in lab rats dropped 70 percent after 30 minutes of exposure to secondhand marijuana […]
Barely back home from Kuwait and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Joe Sullivan was in for a shock.
As he helped oversee fitness tests for fellow Army soldiers, who do push-ups, sit-ups and a two-mile run periodically to check their physical ability, Sullivan underwent his own fitness test at Fort Carson, Colorado.
A more gender-specific approach should be used in diagnosing heart disease, according to the first set of guidelines in about a decade by the American Heart Association on women’s ischemic heart disease.
The scientific statement is the first since 2005 to update recommendations about how best to diagnose suspected ischemic heart disease in women. […]
Here’s a warning for middle-aged women that might sound straight out of a science fiction novel: If a high level of fluorescent particles show up in your blood under a special light meter, then you may be more likely to develop heart disease in the future – and the […]
If you have type A, B or AB blood, you may have a higher risk for heart disease than those with type O.
In a recent study, people with the rarest blood type — AB — were 23 percent more likely to have heart disease. Those with type B had […]