A large study of men suggests fried food consumption is associated with a higher risk of heart failure, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting. Studies have shown eating fried foods can lead to increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure […]
After losing both her parents to heart disease Deanna Linz made raising awareness about heart health her mission – one that became even more personal when she became a heart patient herself.
Linz, an ambassador for the American Heart Association, had her first heart attack at age 40, followed by […]
If your “bad” cholesterol level stays the same or increases after you take statin drugs, you may have more blocked arteries than people whose levels drop, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
Low density lipoprotein cholesterol is considered the “bad” cholesterol because […]
A new study finds that heart failure patients who struggle with day-to-day tasks may be at risk for hospitalization and even early death.
The risk is higher for older women, unmarried people and those with chronic conditions that affect mobility and ability, including obesity, dementia, anemia and diabetes, said researchers […]
A heart-healthy diet is related to decreased blood pressure measurements, researchers said in a study presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
Elevated blood pressure is a major risk factor for the development of heart and blood vessel disease. While it is known that following U.S. dietary […]
An experimental 3-dimensional printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
Most heart surgeons use 2D images taken by X-ray, ultrasound and MRI for surgical planning. However, these images may not […]
It appears feasible and safe to give babies an infusion of their stem cells after surgery to correct an incompletely formed heart, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
The study involved 14 children who had undergone two or three palliative surgeries for hypoplastic […]
More than 40 percent of 5,156 calls about energy drinks to U.S. poison control centers involved children younger than 6 with some suffering serious cardiac and neurological symptoms, according to a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
This disproportionate representation of children is concerning given […]
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 […]
American Heart Association President Elliot Antman, M.D. is heading to Beijing, China, to participate in the annual Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology.
The conference will be held Oct. 16- 19 at the China National Convention Center.
As an invited speaker, Dr. Antman will chair and lecture in a joint AHA/GW-ICC session […]