American Heart Association

Secondhand marijuana smoke damages blood vessels more than tobacco smoke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Secondhand marijuana smoke may damage your blood vessels even more than tobacco smoke.

In a new study, arteries in rats that inhaled secondhand marijuana smoke for one minute carried blood less efficiently for at least 90 minutes. Similar exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke caused blood vessel […]

Support group, home exercise improves mobility for PAD patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Group behavioral therapy that encouraged walking at home significantly improved and prevented mobility loss among patients with clogged arteries in the legs, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Known as peripheral artery disease, clogged arteries in the legs can cause pain […]

Unclogging arteries through wrist becoming more common

 The way to a man’s heart may be his wrist.

More U.S. doctors are unclogging heart arteries — in men and women — by entering through an artery in the wrist, according to a new study. This method, which is already common in Europe, is linked to less bleeding complications […]