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Female smokers face highest risk for bleeding in brain

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who smoke are significantly more likely to bleed in the inner lining of the brain than men who light up and those who don’t, according to a Finnish study.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage, which accounts for 3 percent of all strokes in the United States, results from […]

Washington Women’s Board honored for lifesaving work

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Since 1947, the Women’s Board of the American Heart Association of Greater Washington Region has been fighting heart disease and stroke, often with the high-profile help of America’s first ladies.

Rosalynn Carter helped teach kids CPR. Other first ladies – from Mamie Eisenhower to Laura Bush […]

July 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, CPR, Women|Tags: |1 Comment

Women less likely to receive procedures for cardiac arrest

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women cardiac arrest patients are less likely than men to receive potentially lifesaving procedures to look for and open blocked coronary arteries, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.

Procedures such as angiography and angioplasty help boost cardiac arrest survival rates, but […]

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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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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 […]

The No. 1 killer is invisible to most women

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Even though heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S., most women say they don’t have a personal connection to cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

A 2014 nationally representative survey of […]

Younger adults, women experience only slight declines in heart disease deaths

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Deaths from heart disease have declined dramatically over the past few decades, but younger people, particularly women, are not sharing equally in that improvement, according to new research.

Using data on adults ages 25 and older, researchers tracked annual percentage changes in heart disease death rates […]

August 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Uric acid may lessen women’s disability after stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Uric acid – a chemical at high levels can lead to serious illness – may lessen women’s disability after stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

High levels of uric acid can lead to kidney stones or the inflammatory arthritic condition […]

July 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

PTSD, trauma may raise heart, stroke risk in women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who experience traumatic events or develop post-traumatic stress disorder may have a greater risk of heart attacks and strokes than women without such a history, according to new research.

The study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, is the largest to examine PTSD […]

Hispanic women tend to have lower heart disease risk, healthier attitudes than Caucasian counterparts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In the United States, Hispanic women have an average life expectancy of 87 years — six years longer than Caucasian women. Part of the reason could be that Hispanic women may have better cardiovascular health accompanied by more positive attitudes about life, according to research […]

April 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Heart attack risks increase for divorced women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A woman who has been through two or more divorces is at a higher risk of having a heart attack than women who remain married, according to a new study.

Even among women who remarry after the stress of divorce, their heart attack risk remains higher, […]

April 14th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |1 Comment