American Heart Association

Slow down at Thanksgiving – and every meal – gobbling can hurt your health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Savor that Thanksgiving meal – and each one after that. People who eat too fast are more likely to become obese or develop risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes, according to a recent study.

The research, presented last week at the American Heart Association’s […]

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 […]

Study suggests Botox may help prevent AFib after heart surgery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Best known for smoothing facial wrinkles, the neurotoxin Botox could one day have a new use: stopping an abnormal heart rhythm that sometimes develops after heart surgery.

Researchers injected botulinum neurotoxin, sold as Botox, into five fatty areas around the hearts of patients […]

Catching up on sleep over the weekend may not help the heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Using the weekend to catch up on sleep may not be good for heart health, a new study suggests.

The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, included more than 21,000 older female health care professionals without a history of […]

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 […]

Don’t just get your BP taken; make sure it’s taken the right way

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Attention passengers, this is your pilot speaking.
I’m kind of in a hurry to get to our destination and you probably are, too.
Since I know what I’m doing, I’m going to cut some time by zipping through all those boring safety checks […]

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Prevention, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Don’t just get your BP taken; make sure it’s taken the right way

Volunteer adds patient’s perspective to new high blood pressure guidelines

 By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — If you’re researching the best ways for doctors to diagnose and treat high blood pressure, it’s important for top cardiovascular experts to exhaustively analyze the best available scientific studies.

It’s also important to invite people from outside the scientific system, people who know […]

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, caregiver, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Volunteer adds patient’s perspective to new high blood pressure guidelines

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

AHA president urges colleagues to amplify the voice of patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California – Early in his cardiology career, John Warner worked at a clinic that catered to many of the poorest, sickest people in Dallas. The lines were so long that doctors only had time to address an immediate problem or refill a prescription before […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Patients, Scientific Sessions 2017, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on AHA president urges colleagues to amplify the voice of patients