American Heart Association

New research could predict future heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study Discovery grants to speed personalized treatments and prevention for heart disease.

Advanced heart failure can be as lethal as cancer, according to a researcher who said aggressively finding ways to prevent and treat heart […]

Barbershop movie PSAs raise awareness about high blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Three stars from the upcoming movie Barbershop: The Next Cut are teaming up to raise awareness about the dangers of uncontrolled high blood pressure.

Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall and Anthony Anderson will appear in public service announcements that reinforce the importance of getting blood pressure […]

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 […]

Yogurt may protect women from developing high blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who ate five or more servings of yogurt per week had a lower risk of developing high blood pressure compared to those who rarely ate yogurt, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

“No one food is a […]

Untreated high blood pressure significantly increases risk of bleeding stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Left untreated, high blood pressure may significantly increase your risk of developing a brain bleed, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Intracerebral hemorrhage is a type of stroke caused by a weakened blood vessel that ruptures and bleeds […]

Woman bikes through grief after husband dies on honeymoon

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Pam Shelton-Allen couldn’t have been happier.

Only four days before, she had married Jerry Shelton under the oak tree where he’d proposed. Both were avid cyclists who shared a love of the outdoors and went to jazz concerts every chance they got.

Jerry loved listening to blues […]

Older, healthy adults with systolic BP below 140 have lower stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Raising the systolic blood pressure threshold from 140 to 150 mmHg, as a new target for high blood pressure treatment in older people who don’t have chronic kidney disease or diabetes, could put this population at greater stroke risk, according to new research in the […]

Prehypertension in late pregnancy linked with underweight newborns, stillbirths

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who develop prehypertension late in pregnancy may be more likely to give birth to underweight or stillborn babies than women whose blood pressure remains normal.

Hypertension (blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg or above) has previously been associated with low birth weight and stillbirth. However, […]

Small reductions in kidney function associated with heart, blood vessel damage

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Even small reductions in kidney function are associated with heart and blood vessel damage, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

“Even in very healthy people, a small reduction in kidney function from normal to just a bit below normal was associated […]

Study could alter approach to treating high blood pressure

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances as determined by American Heart Association volunteer and staff leaders.

It was 2011 when David Baldwin got a diagnosis familiar to millions of Americans: He had high blood pressure. He did […]