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  • Most patients don’t get counseling about sex after heart attack

    December 15, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights Most patients don’t receive counseling about resuming sexual activity after having a heart attack. Often when healthcare providers did counsel about sexual activity, they recommended restrictions that were more conservative than medical guidelines. Embargoed until 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 DALLAS, Dec. 15, 2014

  • Cans lined with Bisphenol A may increase blood pressure

    December 08, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights Drinking or eating from cans or bottles lined with Bisphenol A (BPA) may raise your blood pressure.. New study provides more evidence on the effect of BPA on blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. Because BPA use is widespread, this increase in blood pressure may pose a substantial health

  • Long-term benefits of popular diets are less than evident

    November 11, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Dieters lost modest weight in the first year on popular diets such as Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and Zone. In longer term studies of Atkins and Weight Watchers, the weight dieters lost after the first year was partially regained after 2 years. Researchers conclude there is insufficient, and conflicting, data to determine if one of these popular diets is more beneficial for weight loss and heart health.

  • Explosive compound reduced blood pressure in the female offspring of hypertensive rats

    November 10, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: The explosive organic compound PETN helped lower blood pressure in the female offspring of hypertensive rats. PETN had no effect on parent rats or their male offspring.

  • Seeing doctor twice a year helps keep blood pressure under control

    October 20, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: People who visited their doctor at least twice a year had better blood pressure control. Having healthcare insurance and getting treated for high cholesterol also increased the likelihood of controlling blood pressure.

  • Weight gain study suggests polyunsaturated oil healthier option

    October 15, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Rapid weight gain from eating foods rich in saturated fats quickly increased bad cholesterol levels, even in otherwise healthy and normal-weight adults in their mid-20s. The opposite was true in those who ate products made with polyunsaturated fats, even though they gained equal weight in the same amount of time. Researchers said while it’s important to avoid weight gain from overeating high-calorie foods rich in sugar and fat, it is also important to eat sufficient amounts of polyunsaturated fats from non-hydrogenated vegetable oils.

  • 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.

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