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Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone.

The first study of its type looking into the association between slightly elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure found that prediabetes didn’t increase cardiovascular risk by itself. […]

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart

No excuses for three survivors walking to stay fit

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jerry McCann, Ray Rivera and Taunya Stewart are living proof that there’s no good excuse to avoid physical activity, especially during the American Heart Association’s Move More Month in April.

For each of them, becoming more active was a matter of life or death. McCann had […]

High blood pressure before pregnancy may increase risk of miscarriage

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High blood pressure before conception may increase the risk of miscarriage for healthy young women with a history of lost pregnancies, according to a new study.

The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, was the first to focus specifically on differences in […]

April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on High blood pressure before pregnancy may increase risk of miscarriage

Grill masters beware: High-heat cooking, overly done meat could increase high blood pressure risk

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Eating grilled or barbecued meats too often, and cooking those meats too well done, could increase the risk of high blood pressure, according to new research.

A study released Wednesday compared people who eat open-flame, high-temperature cooking more than 15 times a month with […]

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Grill masters beware: High-heat cooking, overly done meat could increase high blood pressure risk

War injury, PTSD linked to risk of high blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A higher severity of an injury during war – and of a post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis later – could more than double the risk for high blood pressure, according to a new study of service members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The study, published Monday in […]

March 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on War injury, PTSD linked to risk of high blood pressure

Amid bustling World Series celebration, a teacher is saved by a stranger in the crowd

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lee Matzeder’s heart was racing and his chest felt tight during the Kansas City Royals’ World Series victory parade in downtown Kansas City in 2015. But it wasn’t from the excitement of being surrounded by 800,000 likeminded fans celebrating a world championship.

The 55-year-old elementary school […]

March 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Amid bustling World Series celebration, a teacher is saved by a stranger in the crowd

Heart disease advocate uses her own experiences to push for evidence-based research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s Note: This story was updated March 15, 2018 to include CORRECTED information about Christine Norton’s involvement in research, which compared clinic-based care for high blood pressure to telehealth-based care.  

Christine Norton has never settled for easy answers. As a high school English teacher, she pushed […]

March 14th, 2018|Categories: Health, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Heart disease advocate uses her own experiences to push for evidence-based research

Deadliest type of stroke seeing surge of new research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Patricia Nelson was leaving a restaurant after dinner last June with friends when she started hearing wind blowing in her ear before she’d even stepped outside. “I just didn’t feel right,” said Nelson, a stroke rehabilitation nurse.

The 51-year-old from Atlanta knew something was wrong and […]

March 9th, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Deadliest type of stroke seeing surge of new research

Harmful health effects of excessive sodium unchanged by other nutrients, study finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Eating nutrients like proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and amino acids has no apparent effect on excessive sodium’s negative impact on heart health and blood flow, new research shows.

The results affirm that lowering sodium intake can reduce high blood pressure, one of the major risk factors […]

March 5th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition, Research, Sodium|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Harmful health effects of excessive sodium unchanged by other nutrients, study finds

Study involving mice injected with cocaine examines drug’s cellular impact

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Numerous studies have determined that cocaine use increases blood pressure and the hardening of arteries in its users, but now new research has helped pinpoint just how that actually happens on a molecular level – at least in mice.

The discovery opens up potential methods of […]

February 26th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Study involving mice injected with cocaine examines drug’s cellular impact