American Heart Association

Smoking tied to increased heart failure risk in African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

African-American adults who smoke are at higher risk of being hospitalized with heart failure than those who used to smoke or have never smoked, a new study shows.

For people who smoke, the results “should add more fuel to the discussion” about quitting, said the study’s […]

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Smoking tied to increased heart failure risk in African-Americans

A call for deeper understanding of AFib, a growing and dangerous heart rhythm disorder

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Much of what doctors and researchers know about treating atrial fibrillation is based simply on the yes-no question of whether a patient has the condition or not.

But this all-too-common heart rhythm disorder is much more complicated than that – and a new scientific statement published […]

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A call for deeper understanding of AFib, a growing and dangerous heart rhythm disorder

Friends get kids off the couch; the outdoors helps them be more active, study suggests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Hanging out with friends can make kids less sedentary, but having inviting outdoor spaces and nearby parks can help them be more physically active, according to new research.

Both are important for kids’ health, said Tracie Barnett, lead author of a study based on data mined […]

April 13th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Friends get kids off the couch; the outdoors helps them be more active, study suggests

More employers look to boost employee health and well-being

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With so much time spent at work, the office seems a logical place to encourage a healthy lifestyle.

A growing number of American employers are doing exactly that through workplace health programs. Their aim: to improve employee health and productivity and reduce absenteeism due to illness […]

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Florida man survives cardiac arrest thanks to quick action of lifeguards

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For J.R. Bourne, a day at the beach rekindles good and bad memories.

It’s the place where the Jacksonville Beach, Florida, resident died and was brought back to life thanks to fast-thinking first responders and an automated external defibrillator.

Back in June 2015, then-40-year-old Bourne was playing […]

April 12th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Heart Disease, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Florida man survives cardiac arrest thanks to quick action of lifeguards

7 heart-health facts about people and their pets

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Americans spend their lives with their pets – sharing habits, walks and sometimes even the bed.

To help celebrate National Pet Day on April 11 – yes, it is an actual holiday – here are seven heart-health facts about dogs, cats and the humans who love […]

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Wildfire smoke could send more seniors to the ER for heart, stroke issues

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Smoke from wildfires, particularly for people 65 and older, could cause an increase in emergency room visits for heart and brain-related issues, according to new research.

The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, was one of the most extensive of wildfire […]

April 11th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Wildfire smoke could send more seniors to the ER for heart, stroke issues

Forging new paths along medical data highways

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

We hear a lot these days about how marketers are using big data to personalize the ads we see online for places to shop, dine or travel. What you might not know is that the intersection of science and technology is empowering researchers to analyze […]

April 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Precision Medicine, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Forging new paths along medical data highways

Caregiving costs expected to more than double, analysis finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The “informal” costs of caregiving for Americans with heart disease and stroke are projected to more than double by 2035, according to a new analysis.

Informal caregiving is a broad term, typically involving family, friends and others caring for patients outside the formal health care system […]

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Patients|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Caregiving costs expected to more than double, analysis finds

Asthma as a kid may mean stiffer arteries as an adult

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Having asthma as a child is associated with developing stiff arteries earlier in adulthood, according to a new study.

The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, sought to explore the link between asthma, a chronic lung disease that makes breathing difficult, and stiff […]

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Asthma as a kid may mean stiffer arteries as an adult