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  • American Heart Association names new Chief Administrative Officer

    May 19, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease, has named a key senior executive to its nationwide leadership team. The veteran corporate attorney and finance executive will be tasked with driving enhanced operational performance on an enterprise basis while achieving improvements in business efficiencies.

  • Eating more fruits and vegetables may lower risk of blockages in leg arteries

    May 18, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlight: Eating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing blockages in leg arteries.

  • Heart failure patients readmitted to the same hospital may have better outcomes

    May 10, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Heart failure patients readmitted to the same facility spend fewer days in the hospital and are more likely to survive. Time is important when seeking hospital care for acute events like heart attack or stroke, but for treatment of a chronic condition like heart failure, continuity of care seems to be more important, researchers said.

  • Kicking the salt shaker habit may not be enough

    May 08, 2017 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Restaurant foods and commercially processed foods sold in stores accounted for about 70 percent of dietary sodium intake in a study in three U.S. regions. Salt added at home during food preparation or at the table accounted for a small fraction of dietary sodium. These findings confirm earlier recommendations from the Institute of Medicine to lower dietary sodium by decreasing the amount in commercially processed foods.

  • Cinnamon may lessen damage of high-fat diet in rats

    Minneapolis, May 6, 2016 — Cinnamon may lessen the risk of cardiovascular damage of a high-fat diet by activating the body’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory systems and slowing the fat-storing process, according to a preliminary animal study presented at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology | Peripheral Vascular Disease 2017 Scientific Sessions.