American Heart Association

Intensive program to lower blood pressure could prevent more than 100,000 deaths annually

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — More than 100,000 deaths could be prevented annually if adults with common heart disease risk factors would participate in an intensive program to lower the top number in their blood pressure reading, according to a study presented Thursday at the American Heart […]

Genetically-modified probiotic may treat pulmonary hypertension

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — Modified probiotics taken orally may one day treat pulmonary hypertension, according to a study presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension 2016 Scientific Sessions.

In the study, the probiotic Lactobacillus reduced blood pressure, improved heart contractility and reduced heart wall […]

Police sergeant’s heart stops after dialing 911

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dean Oshiro has to rely on his family to fill in the blanks when it comes to what happened on Aug. 20, 2010. That’s when the Santa Monica, California, police sergeant survived a cardiac arrest caused by a heart attack.

Dean had come home from a […]

CDC: 5 million on Medicare not taking blood pressure meds as prescribed

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Only about half of Americans age 65 and older with high blood pressure have it under control, and not taking medications as prescribed might help explain why.

One in four Medicare beneficiaries — about 5 million — are not following doctor’s orders for taking their blood […]

Peripheral artery disease affects Larry Sadwin’s life, along with 8.5 million Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Larry Sadwin’s legs hurt whenever he exercises, a symptom of restricted blood vessels. But he’s finding a way to manage his condition.

Sadwin, a retired businessman and philanthropist from Warren, Rhode Island, is one of 8.5 million Americans with peripheral artery disease, a condition that causes a […]

Common food additive may increase blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Eating foods with too much phosphate, a common food and beverage additive, increased blood pressure in rats, particularly during exercise, a recent study showed.

It’s a finding that if confirmed would support the Food and Drug Administration including the amount of added phosphate on food labels, […]

Go Red Get Fit adds challenges to promote healthy living

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lea en español

Two-time stroke survivor Tamika Quinn had to change her entire lifestyle to lose the excess weight that hung on after the birth of her third child, focusing on heart-healthy foods and keeping portion sizes in check.

Quinn, who lives in Chesapeake, Virginia, is getting […]

High blood pressure more prevalent in low-, middle-income countries

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For the first time in history, prevalence of high blood pressure is higher in low- and middle-income countries, according to new research.

In a 2010 data analysis involving more than 968,000 people from 90 countries, more than 30 percent of adults worldwide live with high blood […]

17 million steps later, Minnesota man is on the road to good health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It wasn’t until a coworker suffered a devastating stroke that Tracy McKibben took a long, hard look at the stressful, sedentary lifestyle he was leading as an IT database administrator in a Minneapolis suburb.

“I’m 5-foot-8 and at the time I weighed 198 pounds,” McKibben recalls, […]

CDC: State prisons offer inmates options for cardiac care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

State prisons appear to be doing a good job in providing inmates with cardiac health care, with most also screening for cardiovascular risk factors, found a federal survey of state prison officials.

The report, released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows cardiac […]

error: Content is protected !!