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  • Heart-related deaths spike at Christmas

    December 22, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Heart-related deaths spike around Christmas, and the effect may not be because of the cold winter season. Using data from New Zealand allowed researchers to separate any “winter effect” from a “holiday effect.” More research is needed to determine the cause for the increase during the Christmas season.

  • AHA names top 10 heart, stroke research advances of 2016

    December 22, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    DALLAS, Dec. 22, 2016 —The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is featuring the top advances in heart disease and stroke research in 2016 on Heart.org. The organization has compiled an annual list of the major advances in heart disease and stroke research in 2016 on Heart.org.

  • High pain tolerance may mask heart attack symptoms

    December 21, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: People who have a high pain tolerance may experience “silent” heart attacks, which also puts them at risk for poor prognosis. Silent heart attack patients endured a pain test (cold pressor test) significantly longer than those who recognized heart attack pain. In a Norwegian study, more heart attacks were silent in women than in men.

  • New Report Outlines Ten Measures for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

    December 19, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    A new report presents 10 quality and performance measures that are intended to help stakeholders—including health systems, legislative bodies, and nongovernmental organizations, as well as healthcare practitioners, patients, families and communities—in the effort to prevent sudden cardiac death. The joint report from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association is published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

  • Marital history linked to stroke survival

    December 14, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: The risk of dying after a stroke is significantly higher for people who have never been married or have been widowed compared to continuously married people. Adults who experienced more than one divorce or death of a spouse in their lifetime were about 39 percent and 40 percent respectively more likely to die after having a stroke than those who were continuously married.

  • Patients with acute coronary syndrome at increased risk of suicide

    December 07, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Patients with acute coronary syndrome are at an increased risk of suicide compared to otherwise healthy people. Results suggest the need to identify patients at risk for suicide and develop effective interventions to prevent such deaths.

  • Modest increases in high blood pressure linked to death; heart failure

    December 07, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Even modest increases in high blood pressure were linked to a greater risk of death and heart failure among African American adults of all ages, although the increased risk of death was greatest in those under age 60. These findings call for additional data in future guidelines for African Americans and other populations who may be at higher risk for hypertension.

  • Clinic readings may underestimate blood pressure during daily activities

    December 05, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: 24-hour ambulatory, or around-the-clock monitoring, during daily activities revealed undetected high blood pressure among otherwise healthy adults who had normal readings in the clinic. Healthcare providers should be aware that normal blood-pressure tests in the clinic may not rule out high blood pressure among otherwise healthy patients.

  • Lowest stroke rates in older baby boomers; younger people rising

    November 23, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Stroke rates continue to decline in people 55 and older, while more than doubling in those between 35 and 39. Higher rates of obesity, diabetes and failure to take prescribed medications to lower blood pressure and cholesterol may be contributing to the upswing.

  • TUESDAY SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS NEWS TIPS

    November 15, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Scientific Conferences & Meetings

    Tip Headlines: Migraine linked to increased stroke risk in women. Atrial fibrillation risk linked to low Life’s Simple 7 scores; traumatic stress. Low-frequency hearing loss associated with two predictors of heart attack. Coronary artery calcification testing may uncover heart disease risk in “low-risk” women.

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