American Heart Association

Clinic readings may not detect ‘masked hypertension’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Around-the-clock monitoring during daily activities revealed undetected high blood pressure among otherwise healthy adults who had normal readings in the clinic, according to new research.

“Masked hypertension” is normal blood pressure in the doctor’s office, but high readings outside of the office — the reverse of “white […]

Making headway in recruiting Hispanics for clinical trials

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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It’s no surprise to Gabriel S. Galindo that many Hispanics and Latinos in the United States are reluctant to sign up for medical research trials. It’s hard enough getting them to go to the doctor, he said. His own grandmother didn’t go to […]

Calum MacRae: The man behind the $75 million bid to wipe out coronary heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

BOSTON – During his first hour with this new patient – a woman who suffered a stroke in her 20s and now, in her 30s, grapples with debilitating migraines – Dr. Calum MacRae begins learning all about her.

He starts with typical questions, such as where it […]

Calum MacRae receives $75 million to pursue ‘One Brave Idea’ to beat coronary heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After 25 years of conducting scientific research and treating patients, Dr. Calum MacRae was frustrated with the industry’s typical way of studying diseases. So he started formulating a radically different approach.

He envisioned adding to the mix a wide variety of new factors, such as the […]

One Brave Idea’s $75 million recipient to be named Wednesday

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The leader of a new research team that will be awarded $75 million to take a non-traditional approach to wiping out coronary heart disease will be announced on Wednesday by the organizations behind the project – the American Heart Association, Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) […]

Dr. Joseph Hill takes over as editor-in-chief of scientific journal ‘Circulation’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

 Dr. Joseph Hill says it’s both the best of times and the worst of times for him to assume the role of editor-in-chief of Circulation, the American Heart Association’s principal scientific journal.

“There’s never been a more exciting time in cardiovascular medicine: The arsenal of tools we now […]

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,” […]

AHA supporters donate millions for research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Longtime American Heart Association supporters David and Stevie Spina are donating $2.5 million to support research that would personalize ways to treat and prevent heart disease and stroke, the world’s top two killers.

The donation, announced in early March, supports the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study, which uses […]

Trans fat consumption is linked to diminished memory in working-aged adults

High trans fat consumption is linked to worse memory among working-age men, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

In a recent study of approximately 1,000 healthy men, those who consumed the most trans fats showed notably worse performance on a word memory test. The […]

Active asthma may significantly raise risk of heart attack

Recent asthma symptoms or asthma that requires daily medication may significantly raise the risk of heart attack, according to two research papers presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

“Physicians should do all they can to control every other modifiable cardiovascular risk factor in patients with asthma,” said […]

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