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May 09, 2013
Statement Highlights: Owning a pet, particularly a dog, could reduce your risk of heart disease. It is unclear whether owning a pet directly reduces risk. Despite the likely positive link, people shouldn’t get a pet solely to reduce heart disease risk.
May 02, 2013
Blood clots in the legs or lungs (deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) kill an American about every 5 minutes. Adopting seven simple lifestyle steps could help reduce your risk of these potentially deadly blood clots, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2013 Scientific Sessions.
May 01, 2013
Tips: Heart-healthy diet helps men lower bad cholesterol, regardless of weight loss. Diet, ‘anti-aging’ supplements may help reverse blood vessel abnormality
April 30, 2013
Study Highlights: More than a third of stroke patients don’t get to the hospital by ambulance — the fastest way to get there. Ethnic minorities and rural residents were less likely to call 9-1-1 at the onset of a stroke. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association wants you to know the signs of a stroke and call 9-1-1 immediately for help.
April 29, 2013
Statement Highlights: People born with a heart defect need physical activity. Some irregular heart beat conditions may require activity restrictions but for most patients physical activity is unlimited.
April 25, 2013
The first project to receive an investment from the American Heart Association’s Science & Technology Accelerator Program will be jointly developed by CytoVas, LLC and BD Biosciences, the firms announced.
April 24, 2013
Study Highlights: Artificial blood vessels remained durable in an animal trial and show promise for patients with end-stage kidney disease.
The “off-the-shelf” blood vessels withstood frequent needle punctures, were not rejected by the immune system, and were safely stored in a refrigerator for up to one year.
April 22, 2013
Statement Highlights: Alternative therapies such as aerobic exercise, resistance or strength training and isometric hand grip exercises could help people reduce blood pressure. Biofeedback and device-guided slow breathing reduced blood pressure a small amount. Due to their modest effects, alternative therapies can be used with — not as a replacement for — standard treatment.
April 15, 2013
Dallas, April 15, 2013 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on the Institute of Medicine’s new discussion paper, “Making the Case for Continuous Learning from Routinely Collected Health Data”: “We applaud ...
April 15, 2013
Study Highlights: Blood pressure decreased about 10 mm Hg in high blood pressure patients who drank a cup of beetroot juice daily. Beetroot juice contains dietary nitrate, which may help relax blood vessel walls and improve blood flow. Increasing intake of foods rich in dietary nitrate may be an affordable and attainable way to manage blood pressure, researchers said.