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Heart rhythm disorder ‘a major public health challenge and socioeconomic burden’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Emergency room visits for atrial fibrillation are soaring. Added to the number of people admitted to the hospital for the condition, it’s contributing to “an alarming growth” in its economic burden to the country, according to a new study.

Annual visits to the emergency department for […]

The tattoo on her left forearm offers a unique way for this stroke survivor to open a dialogue with others

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Scars are a natural sign of healing, but not every physical trauma leaves a visible reminder. The only outward sign that 27-year-old Skylar Doerwaldt is a stroke survivor is of her choosing: a tattoo on her left forearm.

The dark, jagged lines represent the arteries in […]

Heart health at any age – 40, 50, 60 and beyond

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Making healthy choices during any decade of life increases the chances of staying healthy as you age.

It’s never too late to embark on a healthy lifestyle, even in your 40s, 50s and 60s. Taking steps during those decades to reduce the risk of heart disease […]

Vaping leads to blood clots in mice

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new study in mice raises another concern about the danger of e-cigarettes in humans after experiments showed that short-term exposure to the device’s vapors appeared to increase the risk of clot formation.

A higher risk of clots forming can lead to a greater chance of […]

Protect your heart and health during the ‘dog days’ of summer

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Summer is a time for barbecues and other outdoor fun, but it’s also a time for sweltering heat. And experts say everyone, especially the elderly and very young, need to know how to limit the sometimes-deadly effects of high temperatures.

The ancient Greeks and […]

Virtual counseling helps lower blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with high blood pressure who get on the information highway can avoid roadblocks in their cardiovascular health, according to new research.

The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found that adding e-counseling to medical therapy helped lower […]

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AHA Physician of the Year passionate about bystander CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With his affable demeanor and easy smile, it’s hard to imagine ruffling Dr. Robert Sanchez.

But there’s one thing that provokes his ire every time.

“When I hear the statistics of people who suffer a cardiac arrest and don’t receive CPR, it’s upsetting,” said Sanchez, a cardiologist at […]

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Soccer is called the beautiful game, but injuries also can make it a dangerous one

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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With the final World Cup showdown this Sunday, frenzied fans have seen the best soccer has to offer.

They’ve also seen some of the worst injuries the sport can inflict.

While chasing down a ball during a game last month against Iran, Moroccan midfielder Noureddine […]

July 13th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Soccer is called the beautiful game, but injuries also can make it a dangerous one

Losing son inspires AHA volunteer to keep his legacy alive

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When her precious son Kyle lost his valiant, lifelong battle against heart disease at age 18, Shelly Church solemnly swore to keep his legacy alive.

“He really enjoyed his life, I think maybe because he knew it was going to be short,” she said.

In his fleeting […]

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Southern diet could be deadly for people with heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with a history of heart disease who eat a traditional Southern diet are more likely to die than those who follow a Mediterranean dietary pattern, according to new research.

The large-scale study, published Thursday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, adds to the […]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, multicultural, Nutrition, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Southern diet could be deadly for people with heart disease