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After a heart attack, one in four survivors call it quits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Many heart attack survivors return to work soon after recovery, but not all of them stay, a new study shows.

The findings, published Wednesday in Journal of the American Heart Association, show one in four survivors leave their job within a year after returning to work.

Earlier studies have […]

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on After a heart attack, one in four survivors call it quits

Stopping daily aspirin increases heart attack, stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For heart attack survivors and people at high risk for one, a low-dose aspirin is part of the daily routine to prevent a heart attack or stroke. But for those who don’t stick to that routine, the rate of heart attacks, strokes or deaths from one […]

September 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Stopping daily aspirin increases heart attack, stroke risk

A tale of two cousins: How high cholesterol can be due to genetics

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

First cousins Lisa Lee-Ranson and Lori Young have lost more than a dozen of their relatives to heart disease.

Young’s father died after an evening jog from a heart attack at age 32, when she was only 4 years old.

Ranson’s father had his first heart attack […]

September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cholesterol|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on A tale of two cousins: How high cholesterol can be due to genetics

Another big hurricane raises stakes for heart patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As Florida patients and residents prepare for Hurricane Irma’s landfall this weekend, they already are employing lessons learned from medical teams and experts who treated victims of Hurricane Harvey’s Category 4 force, after it slammed the Texas coast on August 25. Florida will also face […]

New Jersey man pays attention to family history, and lives to tell about it

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sammy Rabin doesn’t like to brag but, until he learned he needed triple bypass surgery, he’d considered himself “the poster child for good health.”

He’d been exercising regularly for 30 years, ate a vegetarian diet and ran marathons.

“I did everything I could to stay healthy,” said […]

August 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Physical Activity, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New Jersey man pays attention to family history, and lives to tell about it

Young adults lag behind in high blood pressure awareness, treatment

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nicknamed the “silent” killer, high blood pressure is perhaps none more so than among young adults, new data suggest.

Compared to middle-aged and older adults, the rates of awareness, treatment and control of high blood pressure is much lower in young adults, according to the study published […]

August 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Young adults lag behind in high blood pressure awareness, treatment

After battling heart disease, Wisconsin transplant recipient takes to the streets of America

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Quadruple bypass surgery at age 39 and a heart attack nine years later left Jerry McCann unsure what his future would hold.

Aided by an implanted defibrillator, Jerry forged ahead. Later, he battled high blood pressure, dizziness and fatigue. Doctors diagnosed congestive heart failure, yet another […]

Exposure to violence may up cardiovascular risk in women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Mexican women who experience violence as adults may be at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes, a new study suggests.

The findings add to growing evidence that exposure to violence is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease — an outcome researchers […]

August 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Hispanic, multicultural, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Exposure to violence may up cardiovascular risk in women

Being fit helps man survive the deadliest of heart attacks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When John Harrity turned 40, he made a bucket list of 50 things he wanted to do by the time he turned 50.

“It was really hard coming up with that many, so one of them I just wrote was to get my body fat under […]

Making inroads in the prevention of cardiovascular disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Two recent studies highlight diverse but promising approaches, and a few potential pitfalls, in better preventing cardiovascular disease across broad populations.

One study focused on patients 75 and older in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial, or SPRINT, a sweeping effort to discover whether heart disease […]

July 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Research, Top 10 Research 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Making inroads in the prevention of cardiovascular disease