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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

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

Americans could live up to 14 years longer by doing five things

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Americans don’t live as long as people in most other high-income countries, but modest lifestyle changes could increase their lifespan by as much as 14 years, according to a new study.

The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, examined how lifestyle factors like […]

April 30th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Americans could live up to 14 years longer by doing five things

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

Craving a cup of joe? What does the research say about coffee and your health?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Coffee. Cup of joe. Java. No matter what you call it, millions of people worldwide wake up and fuel their day with it. And though consumers might be jittery about the recent court battle in California over cancer warnings, experts say most of the science […]

April 24th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Craving a cup of joe? What does the research say about coffee and your health?

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

Infections could trigger stroke in pregnant women during hospital delivery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Pregnant women who have an infection when they enter the hospital for delivery might be at higher risk of having a stroke during their stay, according to new research.

The study, published Friday in the journal Stroke, tried to determine if infections contribute to stroke risk […]

April 20th, 2018|Categories: Health, Patients, Research, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Infections could trigger stroke in pregnant women during hospital delivery

For men under 50, the more cigarettes smoked, the higher the stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Men under 50 years old who smoke are 88 percent more likely to have a stroke than men who never smoked – and the number of cigarettes a day can move that risk up or down, according to new research.

The study, published Thursday in the […]

April 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, Prevention, Research, Stroke, Tobacco|Tags: , , |Comments Off on For men under 50, the more cigarettes smoked, the higher the stroke risk