American Heart Association

Social isolation isn’t good for heart failure patients’ physical, emotional health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart failure patients who are socially isolated tend to have worse functional and mental health than their socially-connected counterparts, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Researchers surveyed 645 people in Southeast Minnesota who had been diagnosed with […]

Social and practical barriers keep heart failure patients from benefits of exercise therapy

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Although supervised aerobic physical activity is a proven therapy for heart failure patients, lack of social support and practical barriers such as lack of transportation, keep many patients from benefiting from cardiac rehab programs, according to new research in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart […]

National Institutes of Health’s budget cuts impacting research

Representatives of about 170 research organizations will meet with House and Senate offices in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to urge Congress to invest in the National Institutes of Health for the health and economic security of our nation. The event is called a Rally for Medical Research Hill Day, […]