American Heart Association

Veterans with depression, heart disease battle to pay for care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ARLINGTON, Virginia — Veterans with heart disease and depression are more likely than those without depression to struggle paying for medications and medical visits and often report delays in seeking medical care, according to a new study.

Compared to veteran heart patients without depression, those with […]

PTSD may affect blood vessel health in veterans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Post-traumatic stress disorder may decrease the ability of blood vessels to dilate, raising the risk of heart attack and stroke in veterans, according to the largest study to date to look at the impact of PTSD on blood vessel health.

In the study, published Wednesday in the […]

March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on PTSD may affect blood vessel health in veterans

Severity of combat injury linked to future chronic diseases

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are more likely to develop chronic diseases based on the severity of their combat injuries, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

In the last 13 years of war, 52,087 U.S. service members have been wounded in […]

November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Severity of combat injury linked to future chronic diseases