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September 11, 2013
DALLAS – The United Nations has granted the American Heart Association Special Consultative Status to provide expertise and resources in the global fight against cardiovascular diseases and stroke – the leading causes of death in the world.
September 10, 2013
Heart disease patients with positive attitudes were more likely to exercise and live longer.
Patients may have better health outcomes when doctors’ treatments are aimed at increasing positive attitude and promoting regular exercise.
September 10, 2013
Cost, fear and lack of information are barriers for minorities in urban communities to learn and perform CPR.
Free CPR training or incentives such as transportation to courses could help.
CPR courses need to be brought to the community and conducted in the neighborhoods.
September 09, 2013
About 5 percent of American children and teens are severely obese — putting them at high risk for premature heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Severe obesity is a newly defined class of risk, and effective treatment options for these children are limited.
September 05, 2013
A new stent coating may someday eliminate a common side effect of the treatment.
Embargoed for release at 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET, Thursday, September 5, 2013
DALLAS, Sept. 5, 2013 — Coating artery-opening stents with a new compou
September 03, 2013
Study Highlights: Electromagnetic tracking – similar to GPS tracking - may be a safer, faster way to implant a heart pacing device. The new technique helps guide device placement and was used in humans for the first time.
August 26, 2013
Study Highlights: A new type of defibrillator implanted under the skin can detect dangerously abnormal heart rhythms and deliver shocks without wires touching the heart. In a six-month study, the defibrillator surpassed FDA goals for safety and effectiveness.
August 19, 2013
Study Highlights: People who ate more than two servings of fruit daily had a 25 percent lower risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm than those who ate the least fruit. While no association was found for vegetables, researchers stress that vegetables also remain important for health.
August 12, 2013
Study Highlights: Being born prematurely may be linked to important changes in how your heart forms and works as an adult. Compared to term-born counterparts, preemies in adulthood had smaller, heavier right ventricles with thicker walls and lesser capacity to pump blood. Adults born prematurely should be aware of their potential for increased cardiovascular risks.
August 05, 2013
Statement Highlights: Cardiac surgery teams should be trained to improve communication and teamwork. Institutions should establish robust quality assurance systems to identify and correct safety hazards.