American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Newsroom

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  • Women face higher stroke rates than men

    October 16, 2014 Categories: Program News, Stroke News

    (Dallas) Oct. 15, 2014 – Supermodel and Actress Claudia Mason is helping the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association raise awareness for the world’s second-leading cause of death on World Stroke Day, Oct. 29.

  • Weight gain study suggests polyunsaturated oil healthier option

    October 15, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Rapid weight gain from eating foods rich in saturated fats quickly increased bad cholesterol levels, even in otherwise healthy and normal-weight adults in their mid-20s. The opposite was true in those who ate products made with polyunsaturated fats, even though they gained equal weight in the same amount of time. Researchers said while it’s important to avoid weight gain from overeating high-calorie foods rich in sugar and fat, it is also important to eat sufficient amounts of polyunsaturated fats from non-hydrogenated vegetable oils.

  • Living near major roads may increase risk of sudden cardiac death in women

    October 13, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Living near a major road was associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death in women. Environmental exposure may increase heart disease risk as much as smoking, poor diet or obesity.

  • ‘Mini-stroke’ may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder

    October 02, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights: About 30 percent of transient ischemic attack or “mini-stroke” patients had symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a new study. Those with PTSD had more depression, anxiety and reduced mental and physical quality of life. Patients overestimating their stroke risk and who don’t cope with their mini-stroke well are at higher risk to develop PTSD.

  • Support network helps people living with heart disease, stroke

    October 01, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2014 – Do you know where to go for help after you’ve had a stroke, been diagnosed with heart disease or learn your baby was born with a congenital heart defect? For years, doctors and nurses have turned to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for treatment guidelines to help you in your physical recovery. Now, the association is also a place to turn for help with your emotional recovery.