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Smartphone device helps detect irregular heartbeat

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Patients using a smartphone device to monitor their heart rhythm were almost four times more likely to detect an irregularity than those receiving routine medical care, a new study shows.

However, some say the roughly $10,000 cost of each detection is too pricey, especially considering the […]

August 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Smartphone device helps detect irregular heartbeat

Efforts continue to understand societal impact on health

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For decades, researchers have been piecing together the unfortunate reality that wide-ranging societal factors affect people’s health.

It’s still too early to know precisely how these things impact heart disease, stroke and other major health problems.

But, as work continues to fully understand these relationships, […]

After battling heart disease, Wisconsin transplant recipient takes to the streets of America

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Quadruple bypass surgery at age 39 and a heart attack nine years later left Jerry McCann unsure what his future would hold.

Aided by an implanted defibrillator, Jerry forged ahead. Later, he battled high blood pressure, dizziness and fatigue. Doctors diagnosed congestive heart failure, yet another […]

Experts aim to improve treatment for heart complications in people with neuromuscular disorders

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Many people with neuromuscular disorders that begin in childhood are living longer thanks to advances in treating the disease and its complications, such as breathing problems.

That trend, however, has not applied to the potentially deadly heart complications associated with many of these disorders. Experts don’t […]

The link between stress and heart disease may be found in the brain

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

How well does your body react to a fight with a loved one? A face-off with the boss? A major loss by your favorite sports team?

It could depend on what kind of brain you have.

Stressful events trigger a temporary increase in blood pressure for many […]

On a night celebrating transplants, Hall of Famer Rod Carew savors being part of the crowd

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

 

MINNEAPOLIS – They walked up to Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew one at a time, each smiling wide and following the same script.

“Hi, I’m Joel: Number 670 … February 16, 2009.”

“Hi, I’m Ken: Number 692 … October 25, 2009.”

“Hi, I’m Mandy: Number 766 […]

August 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Heart of 29, LVAD, Rod Carew, Transplant|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on On a night celebrating transplants, Hall of Famer Rod Carew savors being part of the crowd

Exposure to violence may up cardiovascular risk in women

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Mexican women who experience violence as adults may be at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes, a new study suggests.

The findings add to growing evidence that exposure to violence is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease — an outcome researchers […]

August 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Hispanic, multicultural, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Exposure to violence may up cardiovascular risk in women

More education may mean a longer, healthier life

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A tuition-free college education has become a reality in places like New York, San Francisco and other areas nationwide — a deal that may also bestow a longer, healthier life to graduates.

Federal statistics show that, on average, 25-year-olds with a bachelor’s degree live […]

August 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on More education may mean a longer, healthier life

Interpreting ECGs in young athletes hard for even the most experienced doctors

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new European study on electrocardiogram screenings in young athletes found the results of such tests are extremely difficult to interpret, even among highly experienced doctors.

The study, published Monday in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, tackles a key component of a subject that has generated […]

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What we know so far from the biggest study of cardiovascular health in African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Montoya Taylor, M.D., attended medical school at Brown University in the mid-2000s and heard a lot about an influential study in the small town of Framingham, Massachusetts. Now spanning three generations of mostly white participants, the Framingham Heart Study is largely responsible for the current […]