American Heart Association

Cardiac rehab coverage expands for chronic heart failure patients with symptoms

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Medicare’s and Medicaid’s newly extended cardiac rehabilitation coverage for chronic heart failure patients with symptoms has tripled the number who are now eligible, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Chronic heart failure patients are at high risk for serious […]

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Lowering China’s pollution could prevent about 900,000 cardiovascular deaths by 2030

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Air pollution is a leading cardiovascular disease risk factor in Beijing and urban China. Lowering air pollution to the level it was during the 2008 Beijing Olympics could prevent about 900,000 cardiovascular deaths and gain millions of life years in urban China by 2030, […]

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Tobacco use fueled by e-cigs, hookah remains high among U.S. Hispanics/Latinos

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Tobacco use remains a serious problem among Hispanic/Latino adults, with increasing use and acceptance of e-cigarettes and hookah among younger tobacco users living in the United States, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Hookah, also known as a water […]

Children with congenital heart disease not performing as well in school

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Children with congenital heart disease do not perform as well in school as children without birth defects, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Researchers used North Carolina third-grade public school records to compare end-of-grade test results for children […]

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Women experience more psychological distress after heart transplant

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Women experience more symptoms of depression and anxiety, and feel they have less control over their heart health in the first 100 days after a heart transplant compared to their male counterparts, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Early […]

Alcohol abuse may predict congestive heart failure; even among younger adults

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Alcohol abuse was associated with a 70 percent increased risk of congestive heart failure in adults and the link was especially strong among younger adults (60 years or younger) and those without high blood pressure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s […]

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Smartphone compatible listening device may rival gold standard stethoscope

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HeartBuds, a smartphone compatible listening device for cardiovascular sounds, works as well as widely used Food and Drug Administration-approved traditional and digital stethoscopes and better than FDA-approved disposable stethoscopes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

An essential part […]

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Apopka students learn Hands-Only CPR at Scientific Sessions

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Students from Apopka, Florida, attended Scientific Sessions on Monday and were trained in what to do in case of cardiac arrest.

One of the Apopka High School students, Julian Miller, had lost his grandfather to a heart attack when he was 4-years-old.

“I am happy to be […]

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Bystander CPR on kids increasing, survival odds improve for some

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Bystander CPR on kids is increasing and is improving survival from cardiac arrest outside the hospital, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Researchers analyzed 2,176 children (infants to age 18) with cardiac arrest, drawn from a key national registry of […]

Obese kids young as age 8 show signs of heart disease

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Imaging tests of obese children — some as young as 8 years old — showed signs of significant heart disease and heart muscle abnormalities, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Comparing 20 obese kids with 20 normal-weight kids, researchers found […]

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