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Economic issues drive disparities in heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

State-by-state disparities in heart disease and stroke are rooted in the economic health of communities and the people who live in them, according to an analysis of a report tracking the impact of cardiovascular disease across the country.

Despite a 38 percent overall drop in cardiovascular […]

May 4th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Economic issues drive disparities in heart disease, stroke

After wife’s stroke at 28, couple advocates for stroke awareness among young

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Kevin Duane saw his wife Alyssa sprawled on the floor of their kitchen, surrounded by an EMT crew, he feared she had been attacked in a home invasion.

The large goose egg on her forehead prompted police to suspect she was a victim of domestic […]

May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on After wife’s stroke at 28, couple advocates for stroke awareness among young

Heart-stopping condition could come with warning signs

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A heart-stopping condition that causes about half of all cardiovascular-related deaths seems to happen in an instant, with no symptoms.

But several recent studies show that, sometimes, people who experience sudden cardiac arrest have warning signs hours – and even weeks – ahead of time. Experts […]

May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Physical Activity, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Heart-stopping condition could come with warning signs

Blood pressure readings often higher outside doctor’s office, researchers find

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Blood pressure readings taken outside of the doctor’s office often read higher than those in the office, a new study says.

Spanish researchers found that 39 percent of people who had normal blood pressure readings at the doctor registered high blood pressure readings out of the […]

May 1st, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blood pressure readings often higher outside doctor’s office, researchers find

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?

Pets, the not-so-secret weapon to help patients recover from what ails them

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Scott Vande Zande had a serious stroke 15 years ago, his beloved golden retriever Hollie was key to his recovery.

“I had to learn to speak again, but there were times I couldn’t talk,” said the Seattle engineer. “I’d come home, and I was so […]

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Patients|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Pets, the not-so-secret weapon to help patients recover from what ails them

How black cardiologists are combating a heart problem affecting millions

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Doctors and African-American communities are obligated to learn more about heart valve disease and the lifesaving procedures available to treat it, according to a report from the Association of Black Cardiologists.

“It is incumbent upon us as health care providers [to] do a better job educating […]

April 26th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, multicultural, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on How black cardiologists are combating a heart problem affecting millions

Exercise routine unexpectedly reveals heart disease for man in his 30s

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Ricky Reyes had just begun a high-intensity exercise program to get in better shape. But instead of feeling energized, the workouts left him exhausted and with spasms in his back, arms and jaw.

His fitness trainer had previously told him his body was still adapting to […]

April 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Exercise routine unexpectedly reveals heart disease for man in his 30s

New guidance issued for treating cardiac arrest in children with heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Saving a child with heart disease whose heart has stopped requires a different approach than reviving a child with a healthy heart, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

Cardiac arrest in the hospital is 10 times more common among children with […]

April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Children, CPR, Health, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New guidance issued for treating cardiac arrest in children with heart disease