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  • Aspirin may reduce the risks of reoccurring blood clots

    August 25, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Aspirin is a promising alternative for those who can’t continue on anticoagulant drugs over a long period to prevent blood clots from reoccurring. Aspirin reduced the risk of recurring blood clots by up to 42 percent.

  • American Heart Association Issues E-Cigarette Recommendations

    August 25, 2014 Categories: Advocacy News

    Washington, D. C., Aug. 25, 2014 – The American Heart Association issued new policy recommendations today on the use of e-cigarettes and their impact on tobacco-control efforts.

  • TeleStroke units improve stroke care in underserved areas

    August 21, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights Telemedicine improved and sustained high-quality stroke care in rural Germany for patients without prompt access to specialized stroke units. The timely use of clot-busting drugs in hospitals with telemedicine units exceeded American Heart Association goals for telemedicine stroke care in the United States.

  • New FDA Action Plan Will Help Close the Health Care Disparities Gap for Women and Minorities

    August 20, 2014 Categories: Advocacy News

    Washington, D.C. – A new action plan released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase the participation of women, minorities, and the elderly in research trials was welcomed today by four leading health organizations as taking an important step toward closing the health care disparities gap. The groups called on the agency to implement the plan swiftly.

  • Exercise may protect older women from irregular heartbeat

    August 20, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Both normal weight and obese older women can reduce their risk of developing a life-threatening irregular heartbeat by doing more physical activity. Despite earlier research suggestions, strenuous physical activity doesn’t raise the risk of atrial fibrillation in older women.