American Heart Association

Pregnancy complication linked to heart failure risk, especially among Asian women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Doctors have known for some time that high blood pressure during pregnancy puts women at higher risk for cardiovascular disease later in life. Now, a new study shows these women — particularly Asians and Pacific Islanders — are more likely to be […]

High-dose statin drugs were more effective than low doses in Japanese patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — For years, Asian doctors haven’t had the kind of solid evidence that U.S. doctors have had to show high-dose statins could lower heart risks in their patients. But a large new study released Monday does just that.

“There has been substantial reluctance to […]

Uninsured patients faced devastating hospital bills for heart attack, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Most heart attack and stroke patients without health insurance take a devastating financial hit from hospital bills, according to a study conducted before Americans could start getting coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Median hospitalization charges among uninsured recent legislative push is essentially […]

AHA president doing well after minor heart attack

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California – American Heart Association President John Warner was away from the AHA’s Scientific Sessions with his family Monday after having a minor heart attack during the organization’s flagship scientific conference.

Warner, a practicing cardiologist and the CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in Dallas, […]

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack|Tags: , , |Comments Off on AHA president doing well after minor heart attack

Fewer heart surgery patients may have to be exposed to blood transfusions, researchers say

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Not as many heart surgery patients may need to be exposed to the potential dangers of blood transfusions, according to a new study that researchers say may change current practice.

About half of all heart surgery patients receive blood transfusions, but until now […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Research, Scientific Sessions 2017, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fewer heart surgery patients may have to be exposed to blood transfusions, researchers say

What is a medical guideline, and how is it created?

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Healthcare providers regularly consult documents called guidelines when determining the best way to treat a patient.

Occasionally – as is expected with Monday’s announcement of new guidelines about treating high blood pressure – they can make big news.

But what exactly are guidelines? Why are […]

Heart truths about breast cancer treatment

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In a way, Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October — is also Cardiac Effects Awareness Month. Or at least it should be, many oncologists, cardiologists and survivors believe.

After all, when Barbara Collins received a diagnosis of stage 2 breast cancer at age 52 in July […]

October 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart truths about breast cancer treatment

Young Hispanic-Americans could face a future plagued by health risks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Heart disease and stroke researchers say the writing is on the wall for young Hispanic-Americans. If worrisome health trends continue, they may be sicker than their parents and grandparents when they reach that age — or perhaps sooner.

Hispanic-American adults of any race have […]

One Brave Idea settles into new home

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

BOSTON – With four pairs of oversized gold scissors snipping a wide red ribbon, the One Brave Idea Science Innovation Center officially opened for business Tuesday.

That business: Finding a new way to solve the age-old problem of heart disease.

One Brave Idea is a $75 […]

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Heart Disease|Tags: , , |Comments Off on One Brave Idea settles into new home

After a heart attack, one in four survivors call it quits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Many heart attack survivors return to work soon after recovery, but not all of them stay, a new study shows.

The findings, published Wednesday in Journal of the American Heart Association, show one in four survivors leave their job within a year after returning to work.

Earlier studies have […]

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on After a heart attack, one in four survivors call it quits