A step closer to uncovering why women fare worse after heart attacks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS It’s one of the most vexing issues facing the treatment of heart disease: Why do women fare worse than men after suffering a heart attack? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States. Yet, women are more […]

Statins lower heart attack, stroke risk in people at average risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association. Millions more people worldwide may benefit from cholesterol-lowering statins after a global study showed the drugs help reduce heart attacks and strokes […]

Long-term study supports less-invasive treatment for clogged neck arteries

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association. One of the most important cardiovascular-related studies of 2016 established that there isn’t much difference between two of the main ways to […]

Minorities less likely to get heart device

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Lea en español Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association. Some healthcare providers are dropping the ball when it comes to treating women and minorities with severe heart failure, […]

Stent retrievers are a game-changer for severe strokes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association. By 2015, stroke experts were starting to agree on the benefits of using tiny, cage-like stent retrievers to remove clots from large […]

New therapies needed to prevent recurrent strokes in high-risk group

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association. For people who suffer a stroke in the small arteries deep within the brain, the best way to prevent another one is […]

Healthy lifestyle makes it possible to outsmart your genes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association. Your genes are not necessarily your destiny – at least when it comes to the risk of heart disease. Researchers at Massachusetts […]

Blood clots in lung bigger factor in serious fainting spells than previously realized

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association. Like a scene from the movies, a fainting spell can be brought on by sudden emotional distress. Sometimes, severe dehydration or standing […]

AHA names top 10 heart, stroke research advances of 2016

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Mutations that influence coronary heart disease. Clot-retrieving strategies for strokes. Healthy lifestyle techniques to outsmart genetic fate. All of this – and more – was part of the groundbreaking work from heart disease and stroke researchers published this past year. The American Heart Association, one […]