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  • Quitting smoking after heart attack reduces chest pain, improves quality of life

    August 25, 2015 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights Smoking after a heart attack is associated with more chest pain and worse health-related quality of life. Smokers who quit after a heart attack have similar levels of chest pain and mental health as non-smokers.   Embargoed until 3...

  • Young adults, women experience only slight declines in heart disease deaths

    August 24, 2015 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Heart disease deaths have declined dramatically over the past three decades in people over age 65. Improvements in death rates have slowed in people under age 55, particularly among women. Greater attention to risk factors like obesity and diabetes in young people may further lower death rates.

  • Spouses of stroke survivors face lingering health issues

    August 20, 2015 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Caregiver spouses of stroke survivors are at an increased risk of mental and physical health issues that may continue for years after stroke. Spouses of stroke survivors reported lower scores in several mental and physical areas — more health issues affecting their lives, less vitality, and reduced social function — not only during the first years after stroke but also in the long-term.

  • Updated screening policies could detect more abdominal aortic aneurysms

    August 19, 2015 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights Updating national screening policies could help detect more aortic aneurysms in older men and prevent deaths from this potentially life-threatening condition. Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in male smokers at age 65 and then...

  • Mobile technology may help people improve health behaviors

    August 13, 2015 Categories: Heart News, Scientific Statements/Guidelines

    Statement Highlights Preliminary data suggest that smart phone apps and wearable sensors are promising for improving cardiovascular health behaviors. Self-monitoring is a key facet of changing behavior to prevent and manage heart health. Smartphone...

  • Southern diet could raise your risk of heart attack

    August 10, 2015 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights Regularly eating a typical Southern-style diet may significantly raise your risk of heart attack or heart-related death. Researchers characterized Southern-style cuisine as fried foods, fatty foods, egg dishes, processed meats, organ meats, and sweet drinks.

  • Depressed teens at risk of heart disease, early monitoring urged

    August 10, 2015 Categories: Heart News

    Statement Highlights Teens with major depression or bipolar disorder are at high risk of early heart and blood vessel disease. For the first time, experts urge early monitoring and assertive intervention to reduce risk factors for heart and blood...

  • Dallas cardiologist to take Circulation helm

    August 03, 2015 Categories: Heart News

    DALLAS, August 3, 2015 – Dallas cardiologist Joseph A. Hill, M.D., Ph.D., will assume the position of editor-in-chief of Circulation, a Journal of the American Heart Association on July 1, 2016.

  • The result of eating too much salt can be measured in blood pressure

    July 29, 2015 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Eating too much salt long term or gradually increasing salt consumption over time both significantly raise the risk of developing high blood pressure. A study of adults with normal blood pressure in Japan highlights the importance of maintaining a lower-salt diet over a lifetime, and confirms previous findings of a strong association between dietary salt and elevated blood pressure.

  • Blacks are at greater risk for sudden cardiac arrest

    July 20, 2015 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Blacks are more likely to experience sudden cardiac arrest, and at a much younger age, than whites. In adults with sudden cardiac arrest, the rate of diabetes, high blood pressure, and chronic kidney failure was greater in blacks...

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