American Heart Association

Healthy lifestyle makes it possible to outsmart your genes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association.

Your genes are not necessarily your destiny – at least when it comes to the risk of heart disease.

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital […]

Life is good after years of battling heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jang Jaswal woke one night short of breath and sensing a slight pressure in his chest. He couldn’t figure out what was happening and grew increasingly frustrated.

“I knew there was something wrong with me,” said Jaswal, who was only 33 at the time.

His wife, Sushila, […]

Post-coronary artery bypass infections may be linked to severe obesity

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Severely obese coronary artery bypass patients are three times more likely to develop an infection shortly after surgery and stay in the hospital longer, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.

Coronary artery bypass surgery redirects blood flow to the heart around […]

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New guidelines say blood-thinning therapy should be longer for some, shorter for others

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Many of the roughly 15.5 million Americans with coronary heart disease will receive new advice regarding whether and how long to take aspirin combined with another blood-thinning antiplatelet to prevent clotting under updated guidelines released Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart […]