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  • Air pollution linked to blood vessel damage in healthy young adults

    October 25, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Air pollution was associated with blood vessel damage among young, healthy adults. These findings suggest that healthcare providers should consider the cardiovascular effects of air pollution on all patients, not just those who are ill or elderly.

  • Taking meds after heart procedures may boost trouble-free survival rate

    October 24, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Regardless of heart procedure, patients who adhered to prescribed medication were more than twice as likely to have event-free rates of survival. Heart bypass patients appeared to be more resistant than PCI patients to the negative effects of not taking prescribed medication. Not taking prescribed medications is common among patients who had either bypass surgery or PCI.

  • Digestive byproduct may predict greater risk of death among PAD patients

    October 19, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Patients with narrowed peripheral arteries and high blood levels of a digestive byproduct were significantly more likely to die during a five-year study than were peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients with lower levels of the digestive byproduct. Levels of this digestive byproduct, TMAO, could help identify high-risk patients with PAD who need intensive dietary and medical treatment.

  • Short episodes of abnormal heart rhythm may not increase risk of stroke

    October 17, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights People with pacemakers or defibrillators who experience short episodes an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation have no higher risk for stroke or other medical complications than people without documented atrial...

  • New statement provides guidance about potential interactions between statins and commonly prescribed heart disease drugs

    October 17, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Scientific Statements/Guidelines

    Statement Highlights: The risk of interactions between statins and other heart disease drugs in patients with heart disease can be managed or reduced. Patients need to inform healthcare providers about all medications they are currently taking and...

  • Emotional upset and heavy exertion may trigger a heart attack

    October 10, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Experiencing anger/emotional upset or heavy physical exertion appears to double heart attack risk. Being angry or emotionally upset while engaging in heavy physical exertion appears to triple heart attack risk. The findings do not negate the benefits of appropriate, regular physical activity in preventing heart attacks.

  • High blood pressure and brain health are linked

    October 10, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Statement Highlight: High blood pressure is a major risk factor for vascular cognitive impairment and is emerging as a potential risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

  • Common high blood pressure meds affect mood disorders

    October 10, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Antihypertensive medications affect not only blood pressure but also mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder. Calcium antagonists and beta blockers might be associated with an increased risk for mood disorders, while angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers appear to decrease mood disorder risk. Thiazide diuretics do not seem to impact mood disorder risk.

  • Smoking leaves historical “footprint” in DNA

    September 20, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Smoking has a very broad, long-lasting impact on the human genome. Study provides new knowledge about genes affected by smoking that could lead to a better understanding of smoking-related diseases.

  • Sleep disorders may influence heart disease risk factors

    September 19, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Statement Highlights: Sleeping too little or too long, along with sleep disorders such as breathing irregularities and insomnia, may be linked to cardiovascular risk factors. Research linking sleep problems to obesity and diabetes is robust, but longer studies measuring impact on actual weight are needed. The American Heart Association does not have a recommendation on how much sleep is needed for cardiovascular wellness because there isn’t enough scientific evidence at this time on which to base such a recommendation.

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