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Drones may soon help save people in cardiac arrest

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Drones, the unmanned aircraft that got its start as part of the U.S. military’s arsenal and is today being used by everyone from photographers to farmers, are now heralded as a solution to a problem that’s bedeviled emergency medical personnel for years: How to deliver […]

June 7th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Drones may soon help save people in cardiac arrest

Following new blood pressure guidelines could prevent deaths among stroke survivors

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Using the latest guidelines on high blood pressure would result in nearly 950,000 more U.S. stroke survivors diagnosed with the disease and could reduce deaths among stroke survivors by nearly one-third, according to new research.

The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, […]

June 6th, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Following new blood pressure guidelines could prevent deaths among stroke survivors

Stress linked to behaviors that increase heart disease, stroke risk in African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Daily stressors are associated with poor health behaviors that put African-American adults at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study finds.

The results suggest that primary care doctors, cardiologists and other health care providers should ask their patients about stress to help them […]

June 5th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Stress linked to behaviors that increase heart disease, stroke risk in African-Americans

Scientists unravel brain networks of cardiac arrest survivors

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Immediate CPR can double or triple the likelihood that a person will survive cardiac arrest, but survivors often face struggles, particularly with their brains.

Dr. Karen Hirsch, a neurologist and program director of neurocritical care at the Stanford Stroke Center, is researching how to best treat […]

June 4th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Scientists unravel brain networks of cardiac arrest survivors

High blood pressure carries a price tag of $131 billion a year

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High blood pressure is one of the nation’s biggest health problems.

A new study quantifies just how big: The overall cost of high blood pressure has risen to about $131 billion a year – or nearly $2,000 in higher health care expenses for each patient.

That makes […]

May 30th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on High blood pressure carries a price tag of $131 billion a year

Low-dose aspirin could help pregnant women with high blood pressure avoid a dangerous condition

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A daily dose of aspirin could help pregnant women in the first stage of high blood pressure avoid a condition that puts both mother and baby in danger, according to a new study.

New guidelines lowering the threshold for what defines high blood pressure pose a […]

May 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Prevention, Research, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Low-dose aspirin could help pregnant women with high blood pressure avoid a dangerous condition

South Asians’ high risk of cardiovascular disease has been hidden by a lack of data

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

South Asians living in the U.S. are more likely to die from heart disease than the general population. But this risk has been largely hidden by a lack of data, researchers say.

Immigrants coming from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are […]

May 24th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , |Comments Off on South Asians’ high risk of cardiovascular disease has been hidden by a lack of data

The dangers of a lonely heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A heart failure patient who often feels lonely or left out is more likely to require hospitalization than one who rarely feels socially isolated, a new study shows.

The assessment, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, also found a higher risk of […]

May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Failure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The dangers of a lonely heart

Preterm birth may help predict heart disease risk in women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A preterm birth may serve as an early warning of a woman’s future risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a new study.

The findings, published Wednesday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, found that women who gave birth before 37 weeks of […]

May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Preterm birth may help predict heart disease risk in women

What’s the connection between high blood pressure and HIV?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with HIV are more likely than people without the virus to have high blood pressure, in part because of treatments and repercussions of the condition itself, a new review of research shows.

Learning more about the underlying mechanisms of high blood pressure in people with […]

May 18th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on What’s the connection between high blood pressure and HIV?