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Pregnancy-related heart failure most often in weeks after birth

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A recent study shows that most pregnancy-related heart failure occurs during the first six weeks after the baby is born.

That’s an issue because usually women are discharged a few days after they deliver and don’t go back to their doctor for six weeks, so important […]

9 African-American pioneers in medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The contributions of African-Americans to medicine date back to the American Revolutionary War. In honor of Black History Month, this list highlights some of the notable figures who have championed better health care access for black Americans, helped develop medical breakthroughs and broke glass ceilings […]

Women are less likely to get CPR from bystanders

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Bystanders are less likely to give women CPR, according to a recent review of data compiled from clinics that study cardiac arrest and trauma.

According to data compiled by the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, a network of regional clinical centers in the United States and Canada, 45 percent […]

Stopping daily aspirin dose can prove deadly

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stopping low-dose aspirin can cause an increase of heart attack and stroke, a recent study says.

Studies have suggested that patients experience a “rebound effect” after stopping aspirin treatment, possibly due to increased clotting levels from the loss of aspirin’s blood-thinning effects.

Because of the large number […]

February 15th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Stopping daily aspirin dose can prove deadly

Congenital heart defects linked to increased risk of dementia

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Being born with a heart defect may raise the odds of later developing dementia, especially early-onset dementia, a new study finds.

Each year, at least 40,000 infants in the United States are affected by a congenital heart defect. The cause is unknown, but it’s thought that […]

February 12th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Disease, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Congenital heart defects linked to increased risk of dementia

Red Hot: Celebrity models walk the runway for women’s health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Red dresses, heart signs and dance steps all traveled down the runway Thursday night as celebrity models showed their support in kicking heart disease by kicking off New York’s Fashion Week.

Celebrity models, actresses, social influencers and musical artists all donned red designer gowns — and […]

February 8th, 2018|Categories: Health, Prevention, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Red Hot: Celebrity models walk the runway for women’s health

Things to know: Older Americans and blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Because of its extremely high prevalence, hypertension is a leading cause of preventable death and a contributor to premature disability and institutionalization in seniors.

Reviews by medical experts of a raft of studies showed that the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death can be reduced […]

February 8th, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Things to know: Older Americans and blood pressure

AHA names top heart disease and stroke research advances of 2017

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New medicines to fight heart disease, updated guidelines for strokes and high blood pressure, and research into genome editing are among the top heart disease and stroke advances in 2017, according to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

The AHA, one of the top funders […]

February 7th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on AHA names top heart disease and stroke research advances of 2017

As flu blankets the nation, a new study links the virus to heart attacks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The flu doesn’t just cause aches, chills and debilitating fatigue. A new study shows it may also increase the risk of a heart attack.

The Canadian study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows a six-fold increase in heart attacks shortly after people get […]

January 26th, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Patients, Research|Tags: , |Comments Off on As flu blankets the nation, a new study links the virus to heart attacks

Cancer patients who have stroke less likely to get clot-busting drug

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cancer patients having a stroke are one-third less likely than stroke patients without cancer to get a gold-standard drug to help dissolve the clot, researchers reported Friday.

Strokes in cancer patients can be caused by traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure. But cancer, which […]

January 26th, 2018|Categories: Health, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cancer patients who have stroke less likely to get clot-busting drug