December 09, 2013
Study Highlights: Three major types of smoking cessation therapies pose no serious heart risks. Nicotine replacement therapies temporarily increased the likelihood of a rapid or abnormal heartbeat, most often when people smoked while using them. The antidepressant bupropion (Wellbutrin) protected against serious heart events.
December 05, 2013
Statement Highlights: Better blood pressure control, stop-smoking programs and faster treatment are a few of the reasons for a dramatic decline in U.S. stroke deaths in recent decades.
December 05, 2013
DALLAS, Dec. 5, 2013 — The American Heart Association has joined the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in supporting the Health eHeart Study, a unique and transformative health research project.
This large-scale, long-term study harnesse
December 02, 2013
Study Highlights: African-American men in Washington, D.C., who were raised in single-parent households had higher blood pressure as adults than those who spent at least part of their childhood in homes with two parents.Programs to create and maintain family stability in childhood could have a long-lasting impact on the risk of hypertension.
November 22, 2013
Washington, D.C., Nov. 22, 2013 — American Heart Association President, Mariell Jessup M.D., issued the following comments today on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposal to allow patients with chronic heart failure to qualify for Medicare coverage of cardiac rehabilitation services:
November 21, 2013
The American Heart Association announced today the launch of its first New York City Open Innovation Challenge, a crowdsourced, judged competition to uncover new innovative tools to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.
November 20, 2013
Tip Highlight: New therapy helps patients with resistant high blood pressure.