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  • Healthy arteries may be possible with aging

    May 30, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: High blood pressure and increased blood vessel stiffness are often considered common parts of aging. Having healthy arteries into one’s 70s and beyond is challenging and depends on modifiable lifestyle factors, not necessarily genetics.

  • Hack your salt habit with these six tips

    May 30, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke, is proud to announce the winners in its first #BreakUpWithSalt hack contest.

  • Infections, other factors raise risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia

    May 25, 2017 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Infections, chronic high blood pressure and bleeding or clotting disorders increase the risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia. Although pregnancy-related stroke is rare, women with preeclampsia are at higher risk of stroke during pregnancy and postpartum.

  • Too little sleep may raise risk of death in people with cluster of heart disease risk factors

    May 24, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    Sleeping less than six hours was associated with higher risk of death in people with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of several heart disease and diabetes risk factors. This effect was particularly strong in those with elevated blood pressure or poor glucose metabolism.

  • Chronic anabolic steroid use may damage heart, arteries

    May 22, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    Long-term anabolic steroid use may impair the heart’s ability to pump blood throughout the body and relax between beats. Hardening of the arteries is associated with long-term anabolic steroid use. The heart can recover pumping ability after anabolic steroid use stops, but the ability to relax between beats is less reversible.

  • American Heart Association names new Chief Administrative Officer

    May 19, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease, has named a key senior executive to its nationwide leadership team. The veteran corporate attorney and finance executive will be tasked with driving enhanced operational performance on an enterprise basis while achieving improvements in business efficiencies.

  • Eating more fruits and vegetables may lower risk of blockages in leg arteries

    May 18, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlight: Eating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing blockages in leg arteries.

  • Heart failure patients readmitted to the same hospital may have better outcomes

    May 10, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Heart failure patients readmitted to the same facility spend fewer days in the hospital and are more likely to survive. Time is important when seeking hospital care for acute events like heart attack or stroke, but for treatment of a chronic condition like heart failure, continuity of care seems to be more important, researchers said.

  • Kicking the salt shaker habit may not be enough

    May 08, 2017 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Restaurant foods and commercially processed foods sold in stores accounted for about 70 percent of dietary sodium intake in a study in three U.S. regions. Salt added at home during food preparation or at the table accounted for a small fraction of dietary sodium. These findings confirm earlier recommendations from the Institute of Medicine to lower dietary sodium by decreasing the amount in commercially processed foods.

  • Cinnamon may lessen damage of high-fat diet in rats

    Minneapolis, May 6, 2016 — Cinnamon may lessen the risk of cardiovascular damage of a high-fat diet by activating the body’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory systems and slowing the fat-storing process, according to a preliminary animal study presented at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology | Peripheral Vascular Disease 2017 Scientific Sessions.

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