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  • Seeing doctor twice a year helps keep blood pressure under control

    October 20, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: People who visited their doctor at least twice a year had better blood pressure control. Having healthcare insurance and getting treated for high cholesterol also increased the likelihood of controlling blood pressure.

  • Weight gain study suggests polyunsaturated oil healthier option

    October 15, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Rapid weight gain from eating foods rich in saturated fats quickly increased bad cholesterol levels, even in otherwise healthy and normal-weight adults in their mid-20s. The opposite was true in those who ate products made with polyunsaturated fats, even though they gained equal weight in the same amount of time. Researchers said while it’s important to avoid weight gain from overeating high-calorie foods rich in sugar and fat, it is also important to eat sufficient amounts of polyunsaturated fats from non-hydrogenated vegetable oils.

  • Living near major roads may increase risk of sudden cardiac death in women

    October 13, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Living near a major road was associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death in women. Environmental exposure may increase heart disease risk as much as smoking, poor diet or obesity.

  • Support network helps people living with heart disease, stroke

    October 01, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2014 – Do you know where to go for help after you’ve had a stroke, been diagnosed with heart disease or learn your baby was born with a congenital heart defect? For years, doctors and nurses have turned to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for treatment guidelines to help you in your physical recovery. Now, the association is also a place to turn for help with your emotional recovery.

  • Low social support linked to poor health in young heart attack survivors

    September 30, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlight: Lower social support is associated with poorer health and quality of life and more depressive symptoms in young men and women a year after having a heart attack. Embargoed until 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 DALLAS,

  • An hour of moderate exercise a day may decrease heart failure risk

    September 02, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Being physically active every day may lower your risk of developing heart failure. The more active you are, the greater your protection from heart failure. Embargoed until 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 DALLAS, SEPT.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hospitalizations, deaths from heart disease, stroke drop in last decade

    August 18, 2014 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: U.S. hospitalization and death rates for heart disease and stroke dropped significantly in the last decade. Rates declined more for these conditions than for any others. Improved lifestyle, quality of care and prevention strategies contributed to the decrease.

  • Blacks, women face greater burden from CVD risk factors

    August 11, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: The impact of major cardiovascular risk factors combined is greater in women than men and in blacks than whites. Diabetes and high blood pressure may play the greatest role in leading to cardiovascular disease in women and blacks.

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