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  • Prehypertension in late pregnancy linked with underweight newborns, stillbirths

    February 01, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Women who develop prehypertension late in their pregnancies may be more likely to deliver underweight or stillborn babies than women whose blood pressure remains normal. Women who experienced a rise of 15 points or more in diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) and develop prehypertension were at the greatest risk of giving birth to an underweight baby. Women that experienced a rise in diastolic blood pressure during pregnancy but didn’t reach prehypertension still had an increased risk of a having an underweight baby.

  • A woman’s heart attack causes, symptoms may differ from a man’s

    January 25, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Statement Highlights: Women frequently have different underlying causes of heart attacks than men, such as the types of plaque buildup. Compared to men, women tend to be undertreated and are less likely to participate in cardiac rehab after a heart attack. Risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes increase heart attack risk in women more severely than in men

  • Clot buster treatment safe, effective for patients who required living assistance pre-stroke

    January 21, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlight Intravenous clot busting may be safe and effective in patients who required daily living assistance prior to their stroke. Embargoed until 3 p.m. CT / 4 p.m. ET Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2016 — Intravenous clot...

  • Eating healthier fats could reduce heart disease deaths worldwide

    January 20, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Eating healthier fats could save more than a million people worldwide from dying from heart disease each year. Refined carbohydrates and saturated fats should be replaced with heart-protective vegetable oils. While estimated deaths related to consumption of trans fats is on the decline in high-income countries, it is a growing problem worldwide because of the use of inexpensive partially-hydrogenated cooking fats in lower-income countries.

  • Poor sleep in seniors linked to hardened brain arteries

    January 14, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Elderly people who sleep poorly and awaken frequently are more likely to have hardened blood vessels or oxygen-starved tissue in the brain. The study is the first to conduct a detailed examination of blood vessels from autopsied brains of seniors who had undergone sleep monitoring before death. Researchers found such “fragmented” sleep could increase the risk of arteriosclerosis by 27 percent.

  • Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to increased visceral fat

    January 11, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages every day was associated with an increase in a particular type of body fat that may affect diabetes and heart disease risk. Researchers said this study adds another piece of evidence to the growing...

  • Even small reductions in kidney function may damage heart, blood vessels

    January 11, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights Even small reductions in kidney function are associated with heart and blood vessel damage. If blood tests show your kidney function is reduced, talk to your doctor about your risk of heart disease and how best to lower...

  • Seven healthy heart measures may reduce heart failure risk

    December 22, 2015 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Middle-aged adults who scored well on the American Heart Association’s Life’ Simple 7 checklist were less likely to develop heart failure. Managing blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, reducing blood sugar, getting active, eating better, losing weight and stop smoking were all associated with improved heart health.

  • New reversible drug shows early promise in preventing dangerous clots

    December 17, 2015 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: A uniquely acting antiplatelet agent, PZ-128, appears to be safe and fast for preventing blood clots and its effects are reversible, reducing risk for excessive bleeding. The drug helps prevent dangerous clotting in patients undergoing angioplasty and other such as cardiac procedures.

  • New statistics show one of every three U.S. deaths caused by cardiovascular disease

    December 16, 2015 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    DALLAS, December 16, 2015 – One of every three deaths in the U.S. in 2013 were from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, while heart disease and stroke were the No. 1 and No. 2 killers worldwide, according to American Heart...

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