American Heart Association

Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Millions of Americans take multivitamins as a quick fix for the nutrients missing from their diets. Some may think they’re good for heart and brain health. But the popular supplements don’t prevent heart disease or stroke, a new study shows.

The findings, the researchers said, will […]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Research, Stroke|Tags: , |Comments Off on Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke

World Trade Center response crews with PTSD face higher risk for heart attack, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a significant risk factor for heart attack and stroke, according to a new study of first responders who helped with rescues and cleaned up debris at the World Trade Center after 9/11.

Published Tuesday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular […]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on World Trade Center response crews with PTSD face higher risk for heart attack, stroke

AHA chairman: Innovation and collaboration are key to lifesaving efforts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Embarking on his second year as chairman of the American Heart Association, Jim Postl says he’s energized by the organization’s bold and collaborative entrepreneurial efforts.

“We are doing things out of the box, and getting outside our traditional comfort zone,” he said. “We are taking an […]

July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Precision Medicine, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on AHA chairman: Innovation and collaboration are key to lifesaving efforts

How quickly electrical currents move through the legs may help predict heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Imagine stepping onto a scale – not to measure your weight, but the chance of your heart failing.

That’s the potential scenario envisioned by researchers who may have discovered a new risk factor for heart failure: leg bioimpedance.

More frequently used to calculate body fat, bioimpedance uses […]

June 29th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How quickly electrical currents move through the legs may help predict heart failure

Uncommon heart attack, found more often in women, needs a second look

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

One in 10 heart attacks in younger patients aren’t caused by blocked coronary arteries, but a new study found survivors have similar outcomes as those whose heart attack was triggered by the most common source – a blockage.

Scientists refer to heart attacks not caused by […]

June 28th, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Uncommon heart attack, found more often in women, needs a second look

Binge drinking linked to risk factors for heart disease and stroke in young adults

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Young adults who reported binge drinking more than a dozen times in the past year were more likely to have certain risk factors for heart disease and stroke than those who binge drank less often or not at all, a new study shows.

Previous studies have […]

June 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Research|Tags: , |Comments Off on Binge drinking linked to risk factors for heart disease and stroke in young adults

Higher weight gain in first-time pregnant moms could boost chance for dangerous condition

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Higher weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of preeclampsia in women giving birth for the first time, new research shows.

The study published Monday explored how weight affects preeclampsia, a serious pregnancy condition related to gestational high blood pressure. Ten million women around the world develop […]

June 18th, 2018|Categories: Health, Obesity, Research, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Higher weight gain in first-time pregnant moms could boost chance for dangerous condition

Chemicals used to flavor tobacco may damage blood vessels

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Chemicals used in popular flavorings like clove, mint and vanilla that are added to cigarettes, e-liquids and other tobacco products can harm blood vessel cells that help keep the heart healthy, a new study shows.

More studies are needed on whether these products will increase cardiovascular […]

June 14th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Chemicals used to flavor tobacco may damage blood vessels

Medicine fails to control blood pressure during exercise

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with high but under control blood pressure saw a jump in their levels during exercise, an increase that mirrored the spikes seen under similar conditions among people with untreated hypertension, according to a new U.K. study. The findings open up the possibility of tailoring blood […]

June 12th, 2018|Categories: High Blood Pressure, Patients, Physical Activity, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medicine fails to control blood pressure during exercise

Erectile dysfunction may be warning sign for more serious health problems

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

How men perform in the bedroom could suggest how healthy their hearts and arteries are. According to new research, erectile dysfunction may be a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes.

The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, sought to determine whether […]

June 11th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Erectile dysfunction may be warning sign for more serious health problems