American Heart Association

Making inroads in the prevention of cardiovascular disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Two recent studies highlight diverse but promising approaches, and a few potential pitfalls, in better preventing cardiovascular disease across broad populations.

One study focused on patients 75 and older in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial, or SPRINT, a sweeping effort to discover whether heart disease […]

Patient privacy versus stroke research for the greater good

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Longtime stroke researcher Patrice Lindsay, Ph.D., has had a front-row seat to medical advances for treating the world’s No. 2 killer. And as a survivor, she knows firsthand how far patient care has come since her stroke in 2001.

Programs that track quality of […]

Avoiding tobacco best way to avoid disease, researchers find

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Getting adults to quit smoking and preventing kids from ever starting are the best defenses against heart disease, stroke and other diseases, according to a new study.

Experts’ rankings of the top 28 evidence-based preventive services that healthcare providers could offer were released Monday in a study […]

NCAA reminding trainers, coaches to use cardiac arrest checklist

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Summer school classrooms are humming with activity on college campuses across the nation and soon, so will sports fields full of student athletes returning for training camps and practices.

But before they do, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s top medical chief is reminding head athletic trainers […]

Incoming AHA president Houser still driven by dad’s death from heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

PHILADELPHIA – Once he relinquished his dream of playing in the NBA, Steven Houser began studying to become a doctor. He was in his second year of medical school at Temple University when he received an unusual call from his mom.

“You’ve got to come home,” […]

Summer health campaign begins

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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A summer health campaign begins this week to help with diet, fitness, diabetes prevention and care, access to health care, healthy aging and women’s health.

Available through a digital tool, known as Univision’s Reto 28, the campaign is meant to encourage the Hispanic community […]

Race, sex differences in silent heart attacks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New research suggests black and white men may be more likely than women to have a silent heart attack — one that doesn’t trigger symptoms such as chest pain and cold sweats — but women may be more likely to die from a silent heart attack.

The […]

Surgeon General: Medical professionals must boost emphasis on prevention

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — As a youngster in Miami, Vivek Murthy enjoyed hanging out at his dad’s primary-care practice. Being around those patients and learning their problems prompted an insightful diagnosis: So much of what brought them into the office was preventable.

These days, as Surgeon General […]

AHA funding new research network aimed at preventing heart disease, stroke

Four major institutions are banding together and leveraging the strength of basic, clinical and population research to prevent heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the world.

The Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network Centers — funded by a $15 million grant from the American Heart Association — […]

Guidelines set approach for adults with chronic kidney disease

Recent guidelines for managing cholesterol  in people with chronic kidney disease recommend that doctors decide which drugs to prescribe on the basis of patients’ overall risk of coronary events, not just on their low-density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol levels.

Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes released the guidelines in November and say […]