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  • Gender gap found in cardiac arrest care, outcomes

    June 22, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Women treated at a hospital after cardiac arrest may be less likely than men to receive potentially life-saving procedures. The number of cardiac arrest patients treated at hospitals increased and in-hospital death rates have fallen for both sexes, however women were less likely to survive, according to a new study.

  • Digital strategies show promise for emergency heart and stroke care

    June 22, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Statement Highlight: A new scientific statement reviews current research on the effectiveness and safety of using mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing to improve emergency heart and stroke treatments.

  • Eliminating blood test may increase availability of donor hearts

    June 21, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: A blood test that results in donor hearts being rejected may be unnecessary in predicting the success or failure of heart transplants. If transplant centers placed less emphasis on the test, more hearts would be available to treat patients with end-stage heart failure. Currently, only one in three donor hearts are accepted for transplant.

  • Sleep disorders may predict heart events after angioplasty

    June 15, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, compared to those who don’t. The presence of sleep disorders in ACS patients is an important predictor of major cardiovascular events after angioplasty.

  • Eating more whole grains linked with lower risk of death

    June 13, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Eating at least three servings of whole grains a day was associated with lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and all causes in an analysis of nutrition studies. These findings further support the U.S. government’s current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommends at least three daily servings of whole grains.

  • Household air pollution linked to higher risk of heart attacks, death

    June 13, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Long-term exposure to household air pollution from lighting, cooking or heating with fuels such as kerosene or diesel may increase the risk of heart attacks and death. Burning cleaner fuels, such as natural gas, was associated with a lower risk of death. One-half the world’s population lives in poverty and burns fuels for lighting, cooking and heating.

  • Midlife fitness is linked to lower stroke risks later in life

    June 09, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Being more physically fit in your mid- to late-40s was associated with lower stroke risks after age 65, independent of traditional stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and atrial fibrillation. Researchers...

  • Insufficient sleep cycle – especially for shift workers – may increase heart disease risk

    June 06, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Insufficient sleep and sleep-cycle disruption can impair the body’s rhythms and cardiovascular function, and may explain increased cardiovascular risks observed in shift workers. A new study suggests the hearts of people working non-traditional hours may not be rejuvenated by sleep because their sleep cycle is routinely disrupted. Since shift work often can’t be avoided, researchers suggest counteracting measures such as a healthy diet, regular exercise and more sleep, be encouraged among shift-workers.

  • Prevention is key to closing racial disparity gap in stroke

    June 02, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Middle aged African-Americans are more likely to die of stroke than are whites, not because of differences in care after stroke, but because blacks are having more strokes. Researchers suggest greater prevention efforts aimed at younger African-Americans are needed to raise awareness of early stroke risk and contributing factors.

  • Post coronary artery bypass infections may be linked to severe obesity

    June 01, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Coronary artery bypass patients with severe obesity had triple the odds of infection soon after surgery compared to patients with normal weight. Risk of overall complications was higher for patients with moderate to severe obesity.

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