American Heart Association

‘Ideal’ heart health is eluding more of us, increasing risks of heart disease and death

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The percentage of people with ideal heart health – measured by scoring seven lifestyle and biological markers – declined over two decades, according to a study that found people who maintain higher health scores over time have less risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

The research, […]

May 17th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Obesity, Patients, Physical Activity, Sugar|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Ideal’ heart health is eluding more of us, increasing risks of heart disease and death

Blood test could offer life-and-death clues for African-American diabetics

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Testing blood for a biological marker called suPAR could help better assess the risk of death among African-Americans with Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

SuPAR, or soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor, is a protein marker that indicates inflammation in the blood. Scientists have […]

May 1st, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blood test could offer life-and-death clues for African-American diabetics

How much does your doctor actually know about nutrition?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Cut down on sweets and processed foods. Increase consumption of fish, nuts and legumes.

This rudimentary advice has been dished out to the public for decades, yet soaring rates of diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and other chronic illnesses linked […]

April 30th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Obesity, Patients, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How much does your doctor actually know about nutrition?

Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone.

The first study of its type looking into the association between slightly elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure found that prediabetes didn’t increase cardiovascular risk by itself. […]

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart

Healthy teeth can mean a lot more than a pretty smile

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

How your teeth are faring as you age can also indicate how your heart is doing.

The idea of oral and heart health being connected has been proposed for more than a century.

Numerous studies have looked at how oral health affects overall health, and some have […]

March 29th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Healthy teeth can mean a lot more than a pretty smile

Coronary heart disease, stroke may be less common among U.S. immigrants

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

U.S.-born adults are more likely to report having been diagnosed with coronary heart disease and stroke than their immigrant peers, a new federal study shows.

The study’s lead author Dr. Jing Fang, a cardiovascular epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said learning that […]

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Coronary heart disease, stroke may be less common among U.S. immigrants

7 proven ways to keep your heart healthy

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s officially a very good time to check in on your heart health. February is American Heart Month, designated by the president each year to raise awareness about the importance of cardiovascular fitness.

It’s easy to learn about your heart health and how to improve it, […]

AHA names top heart disease and stroke research advances of 2017

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New medicines to fight heart disease, updated guidelines for strokes and high blood pressure, and research into genome editing are among the top heart disease and stroke advances in 2017, according to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

The AHA, one of the top funders […]

February 7th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on AHA names top heart disease and stroke research advances of 2017

More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, AHA says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The number of Americans at risk for heart attacks and strokes just got a lot higher. An estimated 103 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to new statistics from the American Heart Association. That’s nearly half of all adults in the United States.

“With […]

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Obesity, Patients, Physical Activity, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, AHA says

Most U.S. women don’t know their personal risk for heart disease, poll finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High cholesterol, diabetes and obesity can all lead to heart disease and stroke. But most American women don’t know if they’re at risk, a new poll finds.

Six in 10 women are unaware of their cholesterol numbers, blood sugar levels or body mass index, according to […]

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Most U.S. women don’t know their personal risk for heart disease, poll finds