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After surviving risky surgery, heart health became her mission

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Victoria Lewellen was about 10 years old when her pediatrician detected a heart murmur during a routine exam.

Follow-up medical tests revealed she had a bicuspid aortic valve — a condition that had gone undiagnosed since her birth. It is the most common congenital heart condition and it may […]

February 9th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on After surviving risky surgery, heart health became her mission

Most U.S. women don’t know their personal risk for heart disease, poll finds

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High cholesterol, diabetes and obesity can all lead to heart disease and stroke. But most American women don’t know if they’re at risk, a new poll finds.

Six in 10 women are unaware of their cholesterol numbers, blood sugar levels or body mass index, according to […]

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Most U.S. women don’t know their personal risk for heart disease, poll finds

Pregnancy complication linked to heart failure risk, especially among Asian women

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ANAHEIM, California — Doctors have known for some time that high blood pressure during pregnancy puts women at higher risk for cardiovascular disease later in life. Now, a new study shows these women — particularly Asians and Pacific Islanders — are more likely to be […]

Who gets CPR from bystanders? Depends if it’s a man or woman

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Women are less likely than men to receive bystander CPR in public and far more likely to die afterward, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed 19,331 cardiac events that occurred between 2011 and 2015 and released their preliminary results Saturday at American Heart Association’s Scientific […]

November 12th, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Health, Research, Scientific Sessions 2017, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Who gets CPR from bystanders? Depends if it’s a man or woman

Exercise helps lower risk of death in older women

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Exercising more and at a higher intensity could dramatically lower the risk of death in older women, a new study shows.

The study, published Monday in Circulation, is one of the first to investigate physical activity — measured using a wearable device called a triaxial accelerometer — and a […]

November 6th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Research, Women|Tags: , |Comments Off on Exercise helps lower risk of death in older women

Young Hispanic-Americans could face a future plagued by health risks

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Heart disease and stroke researchers say the writing is on the wall for young Hispanic-Americans. If worrisome health trends continue, they may be sicker than their parents and grandparents when they reach that age — or perhaps sooner.

Hispanic-American adults of any race have […]

Exposure to violence may up cardiovascular risk in women

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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: Health, Heart Disease, multicultural, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Exposure to violence may up cardiovascular risk in women

Gum disease, tooth loss may raise risk of death in postmenopausal women

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Gum disease and tooth loss may increase risk of death in postmenopausal women — but not cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that periodontal disease was associated with a 12 percent higher risk of death from any cause and loss of all natural teeth […]

Women with mild heart blockage report poorer health, more anxiety and negativity

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Women with mild heart blockage have poorer health and more anxiety and negative outlooks than men with the same condition, according to new research.

In non-obstructive coronary artery disease, the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart is partially restricted. The blockage of coronary arteries is […]

Rocking the red dress to put women’s heart disease in the national spotlight

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW YORK — They smiled, laughed, danced and sang down the runway.

Unlike the traditional fashion show featuring solemn supermodels, this was a catwalk of celebration.

Actresses, musicians, talent show hosts, reality stars and survivors of cardiovascular disease walked in red dresses — and one pantsuit — […]