American Heart Association

Midlife fitness linked to lower stroke risk later in life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The more fit you are in midlife, the less likely you are to have a stroke after age 65, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

“We all hear that exercise is good for you, but many people still don’t do it,” […]

U.S. death rate rises slightly in 2015, as heart disease deaths level off

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The overall death rate among Americans after adjusting for age rose slightly in 2015 — the first increase in a decade — with heart disease deaths basically flat and stroke deaths on the rise, preliminary federal data show.

The numbers out this week from […]

African-Americans having more strokes younger, more likely to die than whites

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s been known that middle-aged blacks are more likely to die of stroke than whites.

Now researchers know why: African-Americans are having more strokes at younger ages.

The REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study — published recently in the American Heart Association journal Stroke — […]

Can sitting too long increase heart disease risk in Hispanic, Latino women?

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Sitting too long can be bad for your health, studies have shown. But how to do the health hazards of sedentary behavior affect the nation’s growing population of Hispanic and Latino women?

Researchers at the newly created Women’s Cardiovascular Research Center at the University […]

Instead of heading to the arena, former NBA athlete went to the emergency room for stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Former NBA player Juaquin Hawkins was finishing a series of road games with his basketball team in Australia when he reached to turn on the faucet and the finger tips on his right hand began to tingle, a feeling that quickly ran up his arm.

“I […]

Young woman celebrates 3rd stroke anniversary with ‘Today’ show interview

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Last weekend Emily Welbourn laced up her shoes and took off for a 3.5 mile run. She hadn’t been training and there were about a million other things vying for her attention. But that run, on that day, was not going to be missed.

Three years […]

Those touched by CVD can help focus future research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Few know better the challenges faced when making healthcare decision than those directly affected. That’s why, as part of new crowdsourcing research, the American Heart Association and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute are asking heart, vascular and stroke disease survivors and their caregivers for their […]

Resources released on endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is introducing a set of resources to help accelerate adoption of endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke, part of updated guidelines introduced last year.

Endovascular treatment is a clot-removal procedure which involves puncturing an artery in the groin and threading […]

Texas man a ‘first success’ of new treatment for bleeding stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

“I heard a pop in my head and I knew something was wrong,” John Moses said of the Sunday evening in 2012 when he had bleeding deep in his brain.

Moses’ ordeal began one year to the day after his father had died. The family had […]

New guidelines offer how-to manual for stroke’s aftermath

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To rehabilitate a stroke patient, it takes a village — one that extends far beyond patient and physician, family and friends.

From physical, speech, occupational and other therapists to health aides, psychologists, nurses, nutritionists and social workers, a diverse team is essential in stroke […]