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March 03, 2014

Valvular Heart Disease Guidelines Provide New Disease Classification, Lower Threshold for Intervention

WASHINGTON (March 3, 2014)—New practice guidelines for the management of patients with valvular heart disease (VHD) provide updated definitions of disease severity—categorizing four progressive stages from “at risk” to “symptomatic severe”—and lower the threshold for intervention in select patient populations.
February 18, 2014

Heart Disease, Stroke Risk Estimator App Now Available for Health Care Professionals

WASHINGTON (Feb. 18, 2014) —The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have released a mobile and Web-based app for health care professionals to use with their patients in determining 10-year and lifetime risks for developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), the major cause of heart attack and ischemic stroke.
Exercising more, sitting less reduces heart failure risk in men
January 21, 2014

Exercising more, sitting less reduces heart failure risk in men

Study Highlights: Increased sedentary time may be linked to greater heart failure risk, according to first study its kind. Being very physically active and less sedentary reduces heart failure risk. High sedentary levels increase heart failure risk regardless of physical activity levels.
January 02, 2014

2013 top 10 advances in heart disease and stroke science

DALLAS, Jan. 2, 2014 – New prevention guidelines, programs to control blood pressure, getting more people to access cardiac rehab services and a possible link between digestive bacteria and heart disease risk are included in a recap of last year’s top cardiovascular and stroke advances identified by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
Black women have higher rates of high blood pressure
December 23, 2013

Black women have higher rates of high blood pressure

Study Highlights: High blood pressure is more common among black women than black men and white men and women. Blacks are twice as likely to have unknown and untreated high blood pressure.  
Modest weight loss may reduce heart disease, diabetes risks in middle-aged women
December 18, 2013

Modest weight loss may reduce heart disease, diabetes risks in middle-aged women

Study Highlights: Sustaining a modest weight loss for 2 years in overweight or obese, middle-aged women may reduce risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. Women who lost 10 percent or more of their body weight reduced almost every measure of cardiometabolic health.
Heart disease linked with dementia in older postmenopausal women
December 18, 2013

Heart disease linked with dementia in older postmenopausal women

Study Highlights: Heart disease is linked with decreased brain function in older postmenopausal women. Women who have high blood pressure or diabetes may be at higher risk for decreasing brain function over time.   DALLAS, Dec. 18 , 2013 — Heart
Heart disease and stroke continue to threaten U.S. health
December 18, 2013

Heart disease and stroke continue to threaten U.S. health

Heart disease and stroke remain two of the top killers of Americans and pose a significant threat to millions of others, according to the American Heart Association’s Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update 2014, published in its journal Circulation.
December 09, 2013

Three major smoking cessation therapies pose no serious heart risks

Study Highlights: Three major types of smoking cessation therapies pose no serious heart risks. Nicotine replacement therapies temporarily increased the likelihood of a rapid or abnormal heartbeat, most often when people smoked while using them. The antidepressant bupropion (Wellbutrin) protected against serious heart events. T
December 05, 2013

American Heart Association joins UCSF in research study to fight heart disease, stroke

DALLAS, Dec. 5, 2013 — The American Heart Association has joined the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in supporting the Health eHeart Study, a unique and transformative health research project. This large-scale, long-term study harnesse
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