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  • Protect kids from toxic secondhand smoke, experts urge

    September 12, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Scientific Statements/Guidelines

    Statement Highlights: Secondhand cigarette smoke may harm children’s heart health in profound and lasting ways. African-American children are disproportionately exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke.

  • New electrical stimulation therapy may improve hand function after stroke

    September 08, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: New technique uses a glove on the unaffected hand to send electrical stimulation to nerves in the stroke-affected hand. The best improvement was noted in patients who had moderate hand impairment from their stroke less than two years earlier. The study also demonstrated that stroke survivors can effectively use technology for self-administered therapy at home.

  • Exercise can help keep medical costs down

    September 07, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Patients with heart disease who met weekly guidelines for moderate to vigorous exercise saved on average more than $2,500 in annual healthcare costs. Healthy patients, and those with cardiovascular risk factors, who exercised as recommended also had lower average medical costs.

  • Higher thyroid hormone levels linked to sudden cardiac death

    September 06, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: The risk of sudden cardiac death was significantly greater in patients with thyroid hormone levels at the higher end of normal, compared to patients with levels at the low end. These findings suggest that thyroid hormone levels could help identify patients at risk for sudden cardiac death, although further research is needed. Researchers suggest healthcare providers be cautious when treating low thyroid hormone so that thyroid levels are not over treated.

  • Internet and mobile devices prompt positive lifestyle changes

    August 31, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: When guided by internet programs or mobile devices, people can become more physically active, eat better, lose a little weight and reduce tobacco and alcohol use. Most studies using these interventions lasted less than six months, making it unclear whether these kinds of behavioral changes will be sustained over the long term.

  • Younger heart attack survivors may face premature heart disease death

    August 30, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: For patients age 50 and younger, the risk of premature death after a heart attack has dropped significantly, but their risk is still almost twice as high when compared to the general population, largely due to heart disease and other smoking-related diseases. The risk of heart attack can be greatly reduced by quitting smoking, exercising and following a healthy diet.

  • Folic acid fortified food linked to decline in congenital heart defects

    August 29, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights Food fortified with folic acid helped lower overall rates of congenital heart defects in Canada. The effect was evident in some types of congenital heart defects but not all. Embargoed until 3 p.m. CT / 4 p.m. ET Monday, August 29,...

  • Late-onset asthma linked to increased heart disease, stroke risk

    August 24, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: People diagnosed with asthma as adults may have an increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular risk factors should be closely monitored in patients with late-onset asthma, researchers suggest.

  • Mental stress may cause reduced blood flow in hearts of young women with heart disease

    August 24, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Mental stress may cause reduced blood flow in the heart muscle of younger women with heart disease. Younger women with heart disease are more susceptible to reduced blood flow from mental stress compared to men and older patients.

  • Children should eat less than 25 grams of added sugars daily

    August 22, 2016 Categories: Scientific Statements/Guidelines, Heart News

    Statement Highlights In new recommendations from the American Heart Association designed to keep kids healthy, experts recommend children consume less than six teaspoons of added sugars per day. Children and teens should limit their intake of...

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