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  • 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.

  • Time of arrival at hospital impacts time to treatment and survival of heart attack patients

    July 29, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Study shows heart attack patients who arrive at the hospital during weeknights, weekends and holidays have a 13 percent increased risk of dying compared with those arriving during regular business hours. On average, time to receive angioplasty was 16 minutes faster for people who arrived during business hours. Time of day was not associated with delays in aspirin administration, imaging tests or intravenous clot-busting medications. Compared to previous reports, the researchers observed lower in-hospital deaths and improved door-to-needle times.

  • Eating probiotics regularly may improve your blood pressure

    July 21, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Probiotics – a bacteria in yogurt and supplements – appear to modestly lower blood pressure, according to a review of nine studies. The blood pressure-lowering effect from probiotics was greatest among people with elevated blood pressure. Additional studies are needed before doctors can confidently recommend probiotics for high blood pressure control and prevention.

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