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  • Healthy diet may reduce high blood pressure risk in pregnancy-related diabetes

    April 18, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights A healthy diet may reduce the risk that women with pregnancy-related diabetes will develop high blood pressure later in life. Physicians and other healthcare providers should encourage these mothers to eat healthy and get plenty of...

  • Psoriasis severity linked to rising risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms

    April 14, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights Psoriasis sufferers may have an increased risk for abdominal aortic aneurysms. The more severe the psoriasis, the greater the risk of developing abdominal aortic aneurysms. Psoriasis should be considered an inflammatory state...

  • Better patient outcome linked to Get With The Guidelines-Stroke

    April 14, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Stroke patients at hospitals participating in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s nationwide quality-improvement program Get With The Guidelines-Stroke were more likely to be discharged home and less likely to to die after discharge than patients in non-participating hospitals. Compared to patients from non-participating hospitals, patients from hospitals that used Get With The Guidelines-Stroke were 10 percent more likely to be discharged home after hospital treatment and 7-8 percent less likely to die within 30 days and one year after discharge.

  • Healthcare workers’ radiation exposure tied to range of health problems

    April 12, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Healthcare workers in cardiac catheterization labs may have higher odds than workers elsewhere for health problems including cataracts, skin lesions, cancers and orthopedic illness. Estimated exposure to radiation was highest for interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists. Intensive training in radiation protection can reduce occupational doses dramatically.

  • Factors associated with good heart health may also protect kidneys

    April 06, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Middle-aged adults who scored well on the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 checklist were less likely to develop chronic kidney disease than those with low scores. Not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, blood pressure control and having healthy blood sugar levels were all associated with a lower risk of chronic kidney disease.

  • Hispanics/Latinos at higher risk for cardiac dysfunction, heart failure

    April 05, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Hispanics/Latinos have higher rates of cardiac dysfunction but are rarely aware they have the heart-pumping problem that can lead to heart failure. Hispanics/Latinos have higher rates of risk factors for cardiac dysfunction, including diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. Increasing preventive therapies may be the best strategy to keep cardiac dysfunction from turning into heart failure.

  • Irregular heart rhythm may affect walking and strength in older adults

    April 05, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlight: When people over age 70 develop atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat, it accelerates age-related declines in walking speed, strength, balance and other aspects of physical performance.

  • Statin use differs among Hispanic adults at risk for heart disease

    March 30, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: In the United States, adults of different Hispanic or Latino backgrounds who are at high risk for heart disease, varied significantly in their use of cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins. Statin use was highest among U.S. adults of Puerto Rican or Dominican heritage and lowest among those of Central American background. The difference in statin use depended upon whether study participants had health insurance.

  • Women with endometriosis at higher risk for heart disease

    March 29, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Women who have endometriosis – abnormal growth of uterine tissue – may have a higher risk of coronary heart disease. The association between endometriosis and coronary heart disease was strongest among women age 40 or younger.

  • Societies Update Guidelines for Dual Antiplatelet Therapy

    March 29, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Scientific Statements/Guidelines

    WASHINGTON (March 29, 2016) — The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association today released updated guidelines for dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with coronary artery disease. Dual antiplatelet therapy refers to the...

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